Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Business Partnership

My name is Steve Keinath, and I teach Computer Programming (game and App development) to high school juniors and seniors.  I am one of three teachers in the Information Technology cluster at the Jackson Area Career Center (a service of Jackson County Intermediate School District).  The two other classes are Computer Systems Tech (A+ certification) and Computer Network Security (Cisco certification).

I have been thinking about how we could connect our students with businesses with also giving to the community.  In the past, I might have asked for help from businesses, but didn't include the part where we gave back (to the community or otherwise).  For instance: before this school year started, I approached many businesses for free or cheap Android devices.  I didn't include the giving back part, and you guessed it, I received little to no response.  I've thought about doing community classes before, but didn't really know what the subject would be.  Finally, I melded these two ideas together with this business partnership idea.