The first thing I noticed when I walked in to Juarez was how nice the outside of the school was. There was a huge soccer field right in the front of the school which I thought was awesome. Once we were assigned to our classrooms, Eric and I were off to check out the technology education room. The class that we were observing was called Gaming Design which had me very curious on what that entailed. Once we walked into the classroom, I was pleasantly impressed by the facility. There was a computer lab with around 25 computers, three 3D printers, and even a laser engraver! Eric and I wanted to get a quick idea on what the lesson was today, and to my luck it was on Photoshop. In technology and engineering education, that are a variety of different subjects you can teach. There is engineering design, manufacturing, robotics, autos, architecture, and graphic communications. Graph Comm is something I am very interested in teaching once I graduate. The teacher told us that we were allowed to help in anyway, and if the students needed direction we were free to help them. This was a great opportunity for Eric and I to get some hands on experience with real students. We helped with some simple procedures like the magic wand tool, I helped blend in a face that they cut into a photo, and taught a student how to clear up blemishes. A challenge that I saw with the class was their ability to stay on task. The teacher had to redirect students and make sure they were still working on what they needed to be. She had a system where should had a screen up on the board, and when a student was working, they would gain participation points. If they were off task they were docked points. This did a good job of keeping students on task for the rest of the period. Once we finished with the period, it was time for us to check out the Design Tec House. Juarez held an assembly for students in the Design Tec house and had a display of different careers and things to do with technology. As a future Technology Education teacher, this was the highlight of the day. I was impressed at how much technology Juarez was able to get inside the building. They had a DJ booth (by far most popular attraction), a robotics booth, shirt printing, 3D printing, and even a 3D animation booth. You can tell that the community is invested in Juarez and wants the best for these students. Urban schools face challenges everyday, but Juarez did not make that an excuse for students not to succeed. Juarez does an amazing job at providing students with an opportunity to learn, and for the future. Overall I was very impressed with Juarez and it has me considering working at a school that would be considered Urban.