Innovation – Teach Tech as a Tool

In years past school taught students to be creators rather than consumers. Kids were taught how to build cars rather than simply drive them, they were taught how to fix refrigerators rather than use them. Today students are no longer taught how to build and fix the latest technologies instead they are taught how to simply operate them. We have …

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Innovation – Cultivate through Computerized Collaboration

In today’s world we are surrounded with social networking sites such as Facebook and have direct access to a world of information through sites like Google. Richland School District One needs to take advantage of these new technologies by providing social collaboration options and digital mentorship programs to teachers and faculty so that experienced and creative teachers can share their …

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Innovation – Improve IT Infrastructure

It has been said that “An artist is only as good as his canvas and brushes”. I believe that it can also be said that an organization is only as good as its people and tools. In today’s technology age there is a significant need for continued innovation and upgrades to the technology tools that support the efforts of the …

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Education – Tactical Transparency

The most important thing that the Richland District One School System can provide to its students is an education that will create opportunities and set them up for Success throughout life. The way to accomplish this is to create a measurable plan of improvement and then provide transparency for the purpose of accountability to the parents and citizens. I want …

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Education – Raise the Ranking

We live in a beautiful nation built on the competition created by capitalism. This competition has driven us to create, innovate, and improve. As a state our education system is not competing well right now. SC school system was ranked 43ed in the nation last year. I believe that we are better than that, I believe that we have the …

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Education – Subsidize the Salaries

Google receives over 20,000 resumes each week. That means that a new one comes in every two minutes. The amazing thing is that these resumes are not from your average job seeker, they are from the most talented and experienced applicants in the world. The reason that they have been able to build such a large and impressive company in …

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Inspiration – Teach Toddlers Tech

Do you know what a “Binary Bit” is? A binary bit is either a 1 or a 0. Just like a light switch which can only be turned on or off, a bit can be a 1 which means “yes” / “on” or 0 which means “no” / “off”. A bit is actually a very basic concept, something even a …

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Inspiration – Establish Direct Paths for Education to Economics

The entire purpose of education is to provide understanding and training to our children in an effort to increase the opportunities they have when they graduate. As a district we need to be developing internship programs, technical certification programs, and industry introduction programs so that our students have job opportunities and industry experience when they graduate.

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Inspiration – Expand Experiential Environments

Education should not be a substitute for experience. Instead education should provide experience combined with training which is valuable to employers. This is why science classes required hands on labs. I believe that this model needs to be expanded beyond the science class though, I believe that students should get opportunity to experience education rather than just read about it. …

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