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By Andrew Christiansen

From text books to paperless technology: curricula isn't what it was


Andrew Christiansen

TUNE UP: Jairus Christensen makes adjustments to a robot destined to compete in June at the Technology Students Association conference in Washington D.C.

Students these days aren't learning the same things or in the same way as they did back in the good old days. If you think things haven't changed much since grandpa or mom went to school, all you have to do is take a look at the career and technical education (CTE) opportunities at Goldendale Middle School and High School.

One curriculum in particular, Project Lead The Way (PLTW), is integrated from sixth through 12th grades, giving students skills for technical career fields and all important teamwork concepts.

People may know something of the PLTW curriculum, as it is associated with robotics competition.

On April 22-26 Goldendale High School's robotics team of Stephen Sharp, Wyatt Mer...

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