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Open-Source Learning in Action

As I walked to my high school classroom during first period one day, I saw a couple of our students at Tri-County Early College consulting with a local electrician to put together a prototype of a solar-panel phone charger. Later in the day, I witnessed a group of students who were working on refurbishing a go-kart frame and installing a treadmill motor after recruiting welding students from the community college to help them.

Meanwhile, a group designing an app to help teens with mental health challenges was integrating feedback they had received the week before from a local therapist who had some ideas about how to improve their product.

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