State Rep. Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) visited Woodstock High School Tuesday, Dec. 12 to get a firsthand look at how high school students are using STEM in the classroom and what it means for their future.
Reick recently visited Prairiewood Elementary School for their Hour of Code event and said he wanted to see how these technology lessons translated for students once they entered later grades. “I’m really interested in developing technical training because there’s a crying need for it,” Reick said. “These are the things that are going to drive innovation.”
Reick said he’s seen educational technology demonstrations in Springfield but said the personal visit to Woodstock High School had a big impact on him. “Education is more than just teaching them to read and getting them into college,” Reick said. “I couldn’t be more impressed.”