South Carolina Educators Adjusting to High-Tech Learning Methods

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

As education leaders and state legislators are considering approaches to fixing South Carolina's education system, several people are already hard at work shaping the future of education.

One of those people, Nathan Yon, says his new school opening this fall focuses on a combination of traditional and online learning.

"You're taking the best practices of...a virtual school and the best practices of a traditional school and combining them together," said Yon, executive director of the South Carolina Science Academy, a charter school, adding the school was developed by a group of educators who wanted to create a technology model for education that keeps up with constant changes in technology.

"It's hard to predict even what's going to happen in the next five years with education, but one thing we do know is if we don't start embracing these trends, then we are going to start suffering the consequences of it later," said Yon.

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