Students at Redmond High School come into their Computer Science and Engineering course with little to no programming skills. By the time they leave, students are creating working robots. The robots are so advanced that students use their own phones to control the machines via Bluetooth technology.
Community Tech Advisory Committee (CTAC)
As part of Lake Washington School District (LWSD) technology planning efforts, the Community Tech Advisory Committee (CTAC), made up of community members and district staff, was established in 2009 to provide feedback on LWSD’s use of technology.
Connection to Strategic Goal:
Goal 2: Safe and Innovative Learning Environments
The priority of the CTAC is to provide an informal forum for community members to learn about technology initiatives and to provide feedback to the district as it develops and implements technology. This feedback is vital to helping LWSD make sure technology is current, effective, and consistent with the district’s mission. The CTAC also seeks to understand and support existing and future educational use of technology by students, staff, and teachers. Open and broad-ranging discussions on the use of technology in education are encouraged.
Three times per year.
Participation is open to all community members within the Lake Washington School District.