Learning doesn’t get more real-world than this.
The PTM Corporation and Modified Technology Inc.are opening their doors to approximately thirty-five 12th grade students from Algonac High School throughout the months of February and March. Students will work side by side with PTM and MTI partners over the next 8 weeks to develop solutions to a challenge facing the organization.
During the first visit, the students learned about PTM/MTI and its rich history. They were also given a tour of the facilities by John Tucker, Director of Human Resources. Following the tour, the students were divided into eight teams and given “The Challenge”. The students will be periodically visiting PTM/MTI to collect data and talk with associates.
Each team will work independently to research, collaborate, develop their solution. At the end of 8 weeks, each group will present their solution.
PTM and MTI are very excited to be working with these students over the next 8 weeks!
Key Components of Challenge4theFuture Program:
- Relevance – real problems, real businesses, real solutions, real skills
- Experience – new, fun ways to work and learn through involvement and action; teachers and students are problem solvers and designers
- Skills4theFuture – working in teams, students practice skills and teachers learn how to embed them in classroom projects
- Gold Standard Project Based Learning – students drive their learning; facilitated by trained teachers
- Design Thinking – processes and protocols create constraints, leading to innovation and solutions to local problems
- Business and Non-profit Partners – build relationships and learn the ins and outs of an organization by working within their facility, with a skilled liaison