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by John Vogt - September 20, 2016

So much of today’s education is geared toward studying for the next test. Pass that test, and then move on to the next one – but what about the application? Applying what we learn to a real life situation is something entirely different, and much more memorable. Application! I believe that it is often the missing step in today’s approach to education. What would happen if our students studied for the next test, but then – just before taking that test – they had to apply what they have learned to a real life scenario? I bet they would not only remember the information, but there is now also present the possibility of inspiration. Applying what we learn often leads to thinking, and sometimes the creativity to develop something new or different. It also develops problem-solving skills.

In six months, many of the things students study for today will be gone. Unless you can find a way to make a memory and stimulate students by including the application process. An excellent teacher in today’s academic world finds a way to be creative, stimulate, and make memories – even though it’s like swimming upstream. These teachers find a way to include the application step in the process.

A great teacher is also futuristic, putting his or her students in the best possible position to grow into their God-given potential. That’s exactly what R. B. Walter Elementary school art teacher, Randy McKee, did when he came up with the idea for an annual art project called, “CARS OF THE FUTURE.” Mr. McKee had his students design these “cars of the future” and then he sent them to major auto manufacturers. BMW America was so impressed they deployed two representatives in a $150,000 Electric/Gas Powered BMW i8 sports car to meet with the kids.

On today’s broadcast, we have the opportunity to meet with art teacher Randy McKee, BMW Product and Technology Spokesperson Rebecca Kiehne, BMW Executive and Internal Communication Specialist Kathryn Vallis, and the students themselves about this unique project.

Home Page would like to thank R. B. Walter Elementary School Art Teacher Randy McKee, Northern Tioga School District Superintendent Dr. Diana Barnes, School Principal Amy Wood, BMW America Representatives Rebecca Kiehne & Kathryn Vallis, and all the students for their hospitality. We also want to thank the Penn Wells Hotel & Lodge and Dunham’s Department Store for covering the cost of today’s broadcast.

Last, but never least – thank YOU for making Wellsboro Home Page your home page.

– John Vogt, President of The Home Page Network

Credits:

Idea/Concept: John Vogt

Videography: Andrew Moore

Video Editing: Andrew Moore

Writing: John Vogt

Anchor: Johanna Vogt

Correspondent: John Vogt

 

Produced by Vogt Media

Funded by N/A, Dunham’s Dept Store

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