Brian Donnelly

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January 18, 2010


Jana Schmidt

Hi Brian-

I wholeheartedly agree. I am an educator in a small rural area of Texas. Texas has already begun the cluster or pathway approach you discussed

I appreciate what Autodesk has done for teachers and students including offering software free of charge and offering multiple curriculum options.

That said, we need more training and professional development options for our teachers in order to facilitate the pedagogical shift you wrote about. The training has to be rapidly delivered and focused on obtaining a specific skill set needed to teach courses in a pathway like multimedia production for example. Until then, there will always be a disconnect between the fine tools that Autodesk is offering and what is actually delivered (or not delivered) to our students.

Thanks for being a K-12 education advocate Brian. We need all the help we can get.

Jana Schmidt
Lyndon B. Johnson High School
Johnson City, TX


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