Technology & Innovation Lab
If you take a moment and look around you, you will quickly realize that we live in a world of innovation. There is widespread agreement that we need to focus our education on innovation. In fact, Bodine has its roots in innovation. Our founder, Mr. Bodine, created a specialized school in Memphis because one of its kind didn't exist.
So, what does all this have to do with dyslexia? Turns out, a lot. Take a look at these facts about innovation and dyslexia:
- Some of our top universities are now looking for original thinkers through pointed questions on their applications.
- American entrepreneurs are three times more likely to be dyslexic.
- In 2010, the top in-demand jobs did not exist in 2001, proving that having a problem-solving, innovative mind will result in adaptability, a critical skill in today's constantly changing, technology-driven world.
- An MIT survey asked 1,010 Americans ages 16-25 to identify the greatest innovator of all time. The top four responses were dyslexic innovators, including Alexander Graham Bell and Steve Jobs.
- The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity serves as a center for research on dyslexia.
One of the most valuable components of Bodine's curriculum is Technology & Innovation Lab, which is included in each student's schedule twice a week. The lessons learned in Technology & Innovation Lab don't just prepare a student for middle and high school; we are preparing them for the world!