Tutoring:7:20 am- Monday-Friday at 7:30 A.M.-8:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M.-3:30 P.M. with Woods and Foundations
Woods beginning and advanced-
Students will learn to operate machine tools and hand tools. They are assigned to a required project that includes most tools, joints, and different processes used throughout the year. Fastening finishing techniques are also taught along with safety rules and clean up procedures. The purpose of the curriculum is to expand each students knowledge and understanding of industrial technology. Each student participating in this program will be provided the opportunity to develop an understanding of the practical application of math and scientific principles to industrial processes, and to understand and demonstrate problem-solving and decision-making procedures by using processes, tools, materials, and products of industry.
Foundations of Technology-
Foundations of technology prepares students to understand pre-engineering concepts that focus on critical thinking and problem-solving. Group and individual activities engage students in creating ideas, developing innovations, and engineering practical solutions. Technology content, resources, and laboratory/classroom activities apply student applications of science, mathematics, and other school subjects in authentic situations.
The term “technological literacy” refers to one’s ability to use, manage, evaluate, and understand technology. In order to be a technologically literate citizen, a person should understand what technology is, how it works, how it shapes society, and in turn how society shapes it. This course focuses on the three dimensions of technological literacy-knowledge, ways of thinking and acting, and capabilities-with the goal of students developing the characteristics of technology literate citizens. It employs teaching/learning strategies that enable students to explore and deepen their understanding of “big ideas” regarding technology and makes use of a variety of assessment instruments to reveal the extent of understanding.
Students develop an understanding of the influence of technology on history by exploring how people of all times and places have increased their capability by using their unique skills to innovate. improvise, and invent. they gain an understanding of technological innovation and the fact that it often results when ideas, knowledge, or skills are shared within a technology, among technologies, or across other fields of study, Students develop an understanding of engineering design, the formal process that transforms ideas into products or systems of the designed world. They select and use manufacturing technologies and understand that modern manufacturing technologies produce quality goods at low prices, enhancing the quality of life for many people. Students select and use construction technologies and recognize that cultural norms, environmental conditions, and the requirements of enterprises and institutions impact the design of structures. Opportunities are provided that enable students to select and use energy and power technologies and to explore the processing and contemporary technology. Opportunities are provided that enable students to gain insights into the use of telemedicine and other medical technologies. They become familiar with information and communication technologies and their role in the use of other technologies. The course concludes with the synthesizing of major ideas through an understanding of the impacts the use of technology has on society and the environment.