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Technology Education

PHILOSOPHY OF TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

The Technology Education curriculum supports the development of a strong and positive work ethic.  It will provide opportunities for students to use and acquire higher level thinking skills and encourage students to work well independently and in groups.  This will take place in a safe physical and psychological environment, which promotes the scientific application of materials, tools and processes to meet society’s needs and wants.

Basic Construction    

This course is open to 11th and 12th grade students.  A 10th grade student may take this class is they have successfully completed the Intro to Tech class.  Students will study estimating as it relates to residential construction.  In addition, they will become familiar with basic framing, wiring and plumbing techniques.  While doing this, students will become familiar with terminology and careers related to building trades. 

Introduction to Technology

This class is for 9th and 10th graders.  This is an introductory course in which the design process is stressed.  Students begin to gain knowledge and practical application of CAD, materials processing and computer applications.  Students are responsible for materials costs for projects they make.

Drafting and Architectural Design

This class explores the fundamentals of drafting, architectural design and the application of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) as it relates to architectural design.  The students will learn and apply the language of CAD and Architecture to complete a set of plans for a house.

Basic Woodworking

This course is available to all 11th and 12th graders.  If a 10th grader wishes to take this course, they should complete the Introduction to Technology course first.  Students will study and apply concepts, material and processes necessary to produce high quality products made of wood.  There is a required project for this class and a student selected project.  Students pay for the materials used in the projects they make.

Successful completion of all aspects of Basic Woodworking and Woodworking I fulfill your “Arts Performance Standard”.

Woodworking I, II, III    

The prerequisite for this course is Basic Woodworking.  These courses build on the foundation that was established in Basic Woodworking.  Students will continue to explore and apply the materials, tools and processes of woodworking. The projects will become more complex and the standards of quality will be higher.  In Woodworking II and III the projects will be student designed.  Project material costs will be the responsibility of the student.   

Successful completion of all aspects of this course will meet the “Arts Performance Standard”.

Design and Modeling

All CAD, all 3D printing.  Students will advance their CAD skills.  Engineering is the main focus of this course. Students will start with basic ideas and sketches and bring them to life with CAD and 3D printing.  Students will use basic and advanced math in useful and fun ways.  Prototypes will be developed in order to modify designs.  The 12 step design process wil also advance students’ prototypes into real working and useful models.

Restyle and Restore

Students will discover the value in redesigning a product that already exists or restoring something that is old.  You may have noticed products like these sold in many different occasional stores/boutiques.  Product possibilities include indoor or outdoor furniture or décor.  This course will also begin to describe how someone might start their own small business in manufacturing products and marketing them.  We will determine what products are trendy or seasonal and produce those products for students, parents, staff, or others.

Digital Presentations

In this class you will learn how to create digital video presentations to be shared with the student body on the Media Center video board. You will learn the basics of framing shots, how to edit video using Windows Movie Maker Live, how to use digital photos in a video presentation, and how to use Google Docs to create and share video scripts. You will need to supply your own recording device (preferably digital) and/or a camera. This course will fulfill half of the arts standard requirement.