“Genius is 1%, inspiration and perspiration are 99%”-Thomas Edison
Welcome to my site!
My name is Ty Stuyvesant and I created this site as an aid for the students I teach, and the educators I work with.
Much of my focus is about teaching 21st century skills and using technology and student creativity to communicate information in authentic project-based learning situations. As educators its our job to preserve, protect and foster students natural desire to discover and learn. Its our job to facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity.
As a teacher its my job to stay current with the latest technology,& work processes representative of of an innovative professional in a global and digital society. I’m constantly seeking and developing new technology to introduce and enable all students to pursue their natural curiosities.
I’ll be teaching students the beginning skills and experiences to understand careers associated. These are introductory courses, and much of them will embrace creativity, knowledge of tools, and theory behind these disciplines.
My Background: After graduating High school, I spent two years at Peres Pattern in Erie as a Machinist/CADD operator. During this time I gained great insight on what skills were needed in industry. I decided to move on to secondary education, much of my studies were geared towards arts at Edinboro University, where I acquired a Bachelors in another interest, Film and Video Production. In between the time I spent at Edinboro acquiring my first degree I also spent many semesters traveling to new destinations as I put my new carpentry skills to test building skateparks, and a year building houses in Cleveland. Many houses and skateparks after I returned to Edinboro and acquired a dual teaching certification in Art K-12 and technology K-12. Throughout the 7 years I’ve put these certifications to good use and have taught Digital media and movie making in Connecticut and 1 year teaching Electrical wiring, woodtech, stagecraft design and Powertech at a school in Erie, Pennsylvania. Currently, I’m looking forward teaching and taking GM students to next level with these exciting classes.
*I’ve been drawn to the educational field, because it’s important for me to help others. It’s rewarding to see students engaged while picking up valuable 21st century communication skills. I believe it’s essential to give the students a classroom atmosphere that invites creativity and self-expression. It’s important for students to explore and learn these skills by connecting projects to themselves and the world they live in.