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Palm View Elementary first school in Florida to use new program created by Apple's co-founder

Posted at 6:39 PM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 21:07:37-04

PALMETTO, Fla. — Palm View Elementary is the first school in Florida using a new technology program from Apple’s co-founder.

Palm View Elementary is a title one school. Last year they went from a “D” to an “A” school. Now, they’re using a new program that they say will excel their students even more. 

It’s a S.T.E.A.M. program called WOZ Pathways designed by Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple. 

The new program integrates technology and code writing in courses like science, math, engineering and art. 

"It's helping our students to be innovators and problem solvers and critical thinkers, and that’s huge," said Kaththea Johnson, principal.

They’re also using 3-D printers to create, design, and problem solve. 

"We’re teaching kids how to think more critically, analytically, and to problem solve so they actually have to think through things as opposed to memorizing and giving it back to us," said Neirda Lafontant, a teacher at Palm View Elementary.