Bill Gates knows a thing or two about some of engineering's most complex concepts, but the Microsoft co-founder recently learned an important lesson from an elementary school teacher.
Gates writes on his blog about meeting with Camille Jones, Washington state's 2017 teacher of the year, to talk about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math education.
Jones leads a STEAM lab at Pioneer Elementary in rural Quincy. Even though Pioneer is considered a "high-needs school" and enrolls a large number of English language learners and children of immigrants, every student gets a chance to learn in Jones' high-tech classroom. Students as young as 5 learn how to solve difficult math problems, collaborate on complex engineering projects and answer complicated scientific questions.