NOLA’s Rooted School Aims to ‘Beat the Streets’ by Graduating Students Ready for High-Tech Jobs

External Link

Sep 29, 2017

Jonathan Johnson has his work cut out for him. In a quiet room on the second floor of a synagogue in a historic New Orleans neighborhood, 16 ninth-graders are trying to master 3-D design software.

In addition to the high-tech challenges the class is meant to deliver, there are all the usual kerfuffles that accompany the use of devices in a classroom. A student ID is rejected as invalid. A profile won’t load. The YouTube playing on a neighbor’s screen goes from being a momentary distraction to a complete focus-killer.

Check out our other posts

New Orleans Educator Dreams Of Teaching Tech To Beat The Streets
April 7, 2015
Jonathan Johnson began teaching social studies to eighth-graders at one of the city's charter schools in 2010. After a rough start, Johnson says he became known as the "warrior teacher" because his classroom was all about "fighting the war on low expectations for African-American youth."
Read More
These 232 innovative schools are challenging old assumptions about education
June 23, 2022
Read More