Q&A: Patrick Fallin, Engineering and Robotics

February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. Comal ISD celebrates the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of more than a dozen CTE programs currently being offered at middle schools as well as high schools.

Meet another one of our CTE teachers, Patrick Fallin, who teaches Engineering and Robotics at Canyon Lake High School.

What makes Engineering Robotics a valuable field for students to consider for their future?    

The engineering and robotics field is one of the most sought-after fields in the world at this time. These fields can be used in almost every occupational field. Women, especially, are in high demand in these fields.

Why are CTE courses a great option for students?  

CTE courses give students hands-on experience that relate directly to real-world opportunities.

What’s the best lesson or skill you teach in your classes?  

Problem solving using the engineering design process.

How do you make connections with your students?  

Through project-based learning, allowing students to choose projects and compete against each other and other schools.

In your opinion, what is the best part of teaching?   

Seeing students achieve a goal they never thought they could achieve.