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.
Juanita High School teacher named Washington Association for Career & Technical Education Teacher of the Year
Genevieve Menino, a teacher at Juanita High School, was named the 2017 Washington Association for Career and Technical Education (WA-ACTE) Teacher of the Year. She was honored at an event held in Spokane, Wash. on August 8. WA-ACTE Teacher of the Year award winners are recognized for demonstrating innovation in the classroom, commitment to students and dedication to the improvement of Career and Technical Education in their community.
Menino was the 2016 Washington Family and Consumer Science Education (WA-FACSE) Teacher of the Year. She teaches Foods, Food Science (which has a lab science equivalency and carefully integrates Next Generation Science Standards with industry standards in well integrated lessons), Child Development 1 and 2 (which are articulated with local colleges and offer students college credit at a reduced price), and Interior Design. The performance assessments in these programs provide evidence students are mastering the integrated standards. In Food Science, students earn an Industry certificate in Food Handling.