Our very own Mr. Llewellyn participated in a program that collaborates with local Tech companies to bring career readiness to the classroom.
Check out the Register Guard story below:
By Sherri Buri McDonald
The lessons that a dozen high-school educators learned this summer from their Elevate Lane County work experience at local tech firms are starting to show up at local high schools — in ways both big and small.
At a gathering in August, marking the end of their four-week industry immersion, 11 area high school teachers and one school counselor shared how they planned to apply what they had learned at area tech companies.
Becci Buenau, who has taught computer science at Junction City High School for the past three years, said she will continue to teach a survey course to expose all students to computer science, not just those who want to major in computer science in college. But the material she teaches now has moved up a notch.
“This is college-geared,” she said. “It’s really raising the level of complexity.”
Taylor Llewellyn, who teaches 7th- through 12th-grade math in Lowell, said he will teach computer science this fall, partly because of his summer industry experience.
He worked at real estate tech firm IDX, marketing firm Lunar Logic and graphic design studio Revolution Design Group.
He said he won’t just introduce students to programming and other technical skills. He will incorporate what he learned about tech firm culture and how teams manage projects.
It will take Corey Culp, a business and computer teacher at McKenzie High School, a little longer to apply what he learned this summer at software developer Palo Alto Software and Partnered Solutions IT, an information technology support services firm.