Wilder, Idaho, has a population of about 1,700 but the tiny farm town’s school district is one of only a handful across the country to personalize how kids learn. Wilder was just named one of the 25 most innovative districts in America. As CBS News’ John Blackstone reports, technology is just one part of a new formula that’s energizing students.
Students there spend much of their time learning to use 3-D printers, studying robotics, or creating animated movies using the same technology as Hollywood studios. Instead of everyone learning the same subject at the same time, at Wilder, each student is working on a different subject using their individual iPads.
Every student studies independently, but always watched closely by their teacher. As student Wyatt Craft put it, his teacher is “like a hawk.”