The last week has been a busy one in dtech. On Monday I attended a professional development session on Career Technical Education and the formation of new pathways. Some interesting tidbits from the meeting include:
After the official PD, we met as a team to firm up the pathway vision. What we figured out was that we will be offering two different pathways: Entrepreneurship and Software. By creating two pathways with similar goals, we will be able to receive two sets of VC Innovates funding. Now, the hard work is figuring out how to spend the money effectively across the four grade levels and two pathways. I wonder if we should just split it evenly between the teachers, or just decide as a group which classes need more infrastructure. From past experience, money is harder to spend than you think when you are in a complex bureaucracy.