Woodward Career Tech Enhances ‘Advanced Technologies’ Career Pathway


WelderBeginning with the 2015-16 school year, Woodward Career Technical High School will offer its Advanced Technologies Academy students an enhanced curriculum in which they’ll apply their literacy, math and science skills while learning technical content and solving authentic problems found in the workplace. The curriculum was developed by the Southern Regional Education Board in collaboration with states and business and industry partners.

To prepare for the new curriculum, teachers George Doddy-Tacho and W. Earl Reed completed an intensive, two-week Summer Teacher Training Institute to become proficient in using project-based learning to engage students in a seven-step engineering/technical design process to complete real-world projects. Students will learn to collaborate, work in teams and use important 21st-century skills to solve organizational challenges identified by the industry partners that helped develop the curriculum.