The Tesla Foundation has chosen the Anaheim Union High School District as the first pilot K-12 school district for the deployment of the foundation’s 21st Century Technology and Education Platform. Michael Matsuda the district’s superintendent stated “We are all in, and committed to improving outcome. We must democratize opportunity for all our students.”
The Foundation’s 21st Century Technology and Education Platform is comprised of two innovative components. The first is the “Tesla Technology Learning Modules.” Each module is designed as a stand alone project based STEAM (science, technology, engineering, industrial arts, and mathematics) course that is being taught as an after school elective. The second component is the “Tesla List,” an innovative software powered by artificial intelligence that is a talent discovery tool, project connector, and innovation identifier creating a true opportunity engine for all students.
Below is a video produced by the District’s Student Film Academy about the Aerial Robotics Module currently running at Magnolia High School:
Under the leadership of Michael Matsuda a regional research group has been formed, the “Tesseract Group” to create the necessary key descriptors for the 5 C’s to be recored into the “Tesla List.” The 5 C’s follow the P21 guidelines, “The critical systems necessary to ensure 21st century readiness for every student. 21st century standards, assessments, curriculum, instruction, professional development and learning environments that must be aligned to produce 21st century outcomes for today’s students” *source p21.org