Grayson High School senior Kymari Bennett said the hands on experience he had during his automotive class at Maxwell High School this week is crucial for him to achieve his goal of being a professional mechanic.
He and his classmates come to Maxwell High School of Technology in Lawrenceville every day to work in the garage and tinker with the clunkers that are parked behind the school. For three days this week, however, Bennett and his classmates learned about some of the intuitive digital features in new Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class and E-Class vehicles, cars with features likely to become more standard in the future.
Gwinnett County Public Schools, in its quest to place students in the workforce and college with cutting edge concepts, announced its newest concept in February — a cluster with curriculum themed to prepare students for careers in artificial intelligence.
GCPS Executive Director of Innovation & Program Improvement Babak Mostaghimi said Seckinger cluster schools’ curriculum is not the precursor to Skynet and a generation of Terminators. The study of AI, in a broad sense, deals with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers, including robotics. Mostaghimi said the Seckinger curriculum is focused on practical preparation for students who will be graduating into an AI-driven world in 2030.
Jones Middle School Student Council Vice President Jason Parker sits at a keyboard and types as his classmates dictated.
The students arrived early before the first bell to hash out a project. That morning, the Jones Middle School student council cabinet channelled its inner screenwriters. Like any good screenplay, the dialogue sought to entertain with some thought-provoking subtext.
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Conyers, named a Gwinnett County teacher as one of the award recipients of his Unsung Heroes program in December.
Johnson included Brookwood High School visual arts teacher Loria Crews as one of four Beacons of Light award recipients at his inaugural banquet in January.
A former Gwinnett County Public Schools teacher who is now author is hosting a book signing in Winder, where he will also discuss different themes on faith and spirituality through the lenses of nine different interviews of people from different backgrounds.
On Feb. 22, Andrew Snorton will host the discussion, which will take place from 2-4 p.m. at the Winder Public Library. The discussion will be based on Snorton’s new book “9 Stories of Faith: Volume 1.”