A local school district is making a concerted effort next year to revamp their technology curriculum at the junior high level.
Dr. Ty Wolf is the Superintendent of Heyworth schools and explains they have hired a new technology teacher at the junior high school and they hope to revamp the curriculum to give their students the latest when it comes to technology.
The eighth grade technology class will become year long starting next year. According to Dr. Wolf, their staff will be learning the ins-and-outs of 3-D printers so they can be used in the classroom.
Part of the reason for revamping the curriculum is because there are so many opportunities in the world of technology, especially as it relates to jobs. Dr. Wolf explains they hope to just begin to introduce the possibilities to their students.
Thanks to a $50-thousand grant from the Heyworth Education Foundation, Dr. Wolf explains they will be able to continue their efforts for a piece of technology at each students desk.
Dr. Wolf says they are aiming to inspire passion for learning, especially when it comes to technology, in their students. He recognizes a career working with technology won't be for every student but technology will be a part of almost every field.