Students with Disabilities Develop Technology Skills to Expand Career Options

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At San Andreas High School in San Bernardino, Calif., students use advanced sensors and software to manage and monitor a state-of-the-art hydroponic growing facility and greenhouse. They document their processes using smartphones, tablets and video editing software. They package, market and track their products using QR codes and use web development tools to sell the greens to local restaurants.

When observers come into the facility, it’s the students who teach them how everything works.

The students in San Bernardino City Unified School District’s Growing Hope program have moderate to severe disabilities that require special accommodations. Barbara Pastuschek, who leads the school’s business and technology career pathway program that the program falls under, says they are learning career skills that they’ll take with them when they move beyond the classroom.

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