A high school of innovation

“All the skills I’m passionate about were valuable in all the other centuries, too.”

That was one of the quotes that struck me in an interview with Alec Resnick, co-founder of  an innovation high school in Somerville, Mass., the STEAM academy. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. It seems to me that these fields art the core are about process, experimentation, logic, exploration and creativity, things that have always mattered.
I also noted Alec’s comment on technocentrism’s effect on society, causing us to ask “How can technology help us do what we’ve always done, better?” instead of, “What are the new activities and approaches technology enables?”

I liked, too, that the person who inspired him most was a high school English teacher.

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