COMPANY INFO

Paxton/Patterson - College & Career Ready Labs - provide the best college and career preparation for America’s youth. Our learning systems engage students with problem-based, real-world technology. We empower students to discover their interests and aptitudes, along the pathway to post-secondary success. Our unique programs concentrate on STEM Education, Health Science Careers, and Architecture & Construction. We also carry the most respected line of tools, equipment, supplies and furniture for schools.

COMPANY PHILOSOPHY

Hands-on / Minds-on learning designed to motivate students through Self-Direction, Mastery, and Purpose

“As a CTE student, I connected in my classes to what Daniel Pink described in his best-selling book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.

 
My motivation to learn was sparked when I could work on projects that allowed for Autonomy (self-direction), Mastery (the ability to show improvement), and Purpose (a connection to why the work was important). This mindset has stuck with me and is a driving force in our curriculum development process as we design experiences for students to discover their interests and aptitudes.”

Nate Schuessler

CEO Paxton/Patterson

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DEVELOPING REAL-WORLD SKILLS