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Foundations of Technology Syllabus  

Technology Engineering Education – Course Syllabus

West Greene High School

 

Welcome to the Technology Engineering Education department at West Greene High School.  This can be one of the best and most interesting classes that you will take in school.  This class is designed to allow you to study, gain practical experience, and problem solve with as many areas of technology as possible.  Modules, or learning areas, have been developed to allow you to work with computers, classmates, and other high tech equipment.

 

A module notebook containing daily lesson plans is part of each assignment.  These books will explain each daily activity to you and will permit you to work at your very own pace, although TIME MANAGEMENT is crucial to the completion of your assignments.  IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ AND COMPLETE THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS VERY CAREFULLY.  Your teacher is here to help guide or help you through each assignment.  You should read and follow all directions in the exact order as they are written.  DO NOT SKIP ANY STEPS IN ANY ASSIGNMENT OR YOU WILL NOT BE GIVEN CREDIT FOR YOUR WORK.

 

The lab area has been furnished with high-tech equipment.  Some of this equipment is expensive and delicate.  It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to help take care of this equipment.  Handle all supplies, materials, and equipment with care.  If you find a piece of equipment missing or broken, please let your instructor know immediately.

 

This class will give you a chance to take an active role in your education by TEACHING YOURSELF.  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GRADE IN WHICH YOU RECEIVE IN THIS CLASS AND YOU CONTROL YOUR OWN FATE.  Hopefully, your experience in this class will be interesting and you will learn about and understand many exciting areas of technology.   Your team work, problem solving, and critical thinking skills should improve as well.

 

CLASSROOM/LAB RULES: You are responsible for reading, listening, following the classroom/lab rules, and doing your best to make this a good class for everyone.  ONE OF THE MAIN REQUIREMENTS THAT YOU WILL HAVE IN CLASS IS TO TRY!  You are expected to follow ALL classroom rules, which are:

·         Be on time to class; tardiness is NOT an excuse

·         Bring ALL materials with you to class everyday and come prepared and ready to learn something new

·         Respect teachers, others, and equipment (Do unto others, as you’d have them do unto you!)

·         Come to class everyday with a POSITIVE attitude; BAD attitudes are not allowed!

YOU WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS.  Also, you are subject to the school rules and inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.

You will need to bring in a 1” 3 ring binder, which will be kept in class.  As you enter the class each day, get your notebook from the back of the room and report to your assigned seat.  IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU HAVE READ, READ IT AGAIN.  It is very important that you understand what is in each step before you complete it.  At the end of class, you will be checked off for clean-up and then return everything to its proper place.  You are responsible for your notebook and its contents at all times. 

Lab Information:  You will need to stay in your module once you have entered class.  You will be given (6) chances to leave class in a 9 week period.  ONCE THESE HAVE BEEN USED, YOU WILL NOT LEAVE THE CLASSROOM.  NO FOOD or DRINKS ARE ALLOWED IN CLASS AT ANY TIME, UNLESS SPECIFIED BY THE TEACHER.

 

GRADING:  Several things will determine your grade; a point system has been designed to give a fair and accurate account of your technology grade.  You will be graded on the following:

 

ACTIVITY POINTS/PARTICIPATION – You will receive  activity points each day for participation in the daily assignments you are to complete.  If you are absent, you will need to MAKEUP these points.  Any assignment can be made up BEFORE SCHOOL FROM 7:15 – 8:00.  It will be possible to earn a total of 100 points.

 

WORKSTATION ACTIVITY GRADES – You will have activity assignments that you will complete.  If you do not complete an assignment, you will be given a “0” until this is made up. 

 

STUDENT WORKBOOKS/NOTEBOOKS – You will receive student workbooks/workshhets and will be responsible for answering questions to problems defined in each activity.  IF YOU MISS AN ASSIGNMENT, YOU WILL HAVE TO MAKE UP THAT ACTIVITY (7:15-8:00 before school) BEFORE YOU WILL BE GIVEN CREDIT.  Both workbooks will be averaged in with other grades.

 

TEST POINTS – You will have test/quizzes throughout the curriculum.  It is very important that you pay attention and follow steps closely.  The test will be multiple-choice in format and will vary in length.

 

GRADING SCALE BREAKDOWN

Activity Points  /Participation                                                    10%

Workstation Assignment Points                                                30%

Student Workbook/Notebook/QUIZZES                               10%

Module Test Points                                                                        25%

Classroom Activities/Projects                                                    25%

 

Your final 9 weeks grade will be based upon the above information.

 

CLASSROOM/LAB RULES

·         Do not interrupt the teacher or anyone while they are talking.

·         If you are late to class, you must have a note to not be counted tardy.  Once you accumulate 3 tardies, this is equal to 1 absence.

·         Once you enter the classroom, you need to leave all of your belongings at the front of the room.

·         Respect and take care of all of the lab equipment.  If something is broken or missing, let the teacher know at once.

·         Anyone found deliberately vandalizing equipment will be held responsible and accountable and will be required to pay for the damages.  The equipment is expensive and it is your job to help take care of it.

·         DO NOT BRING FOOD OR DRINKS INTO LAB AREA.  You may keep drinks and food in the front of the room, but DO NOT have anything around the computers and/or equipment.

·         Do not leave your area without permission.

·         If you have questions, please raise your hand and be patient while waiting.

·         DO NOT HAND IN YOUR ASSIGNMENTS UNTIL YOU ARE COMPLETED WITH EVERYTHING, workbooks included.

·         Try to learn and enjoy yourself in class each day.  It is up to you to do your part in making this class beneficial to your future.

 

I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND EACH OF THE RULES AND INFORMATION ABOVE and AGREE TO ADHERE TO THESE RULES DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR!

 

NAME: ___________________________________                          DATE: _________________        PERIOD: _____


Pre-Engineering Syllabus  

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN (IED) SYLLABUS

WEST GREENE HIGH SCHOOL

High School Program: Pathway To Engineering™ PROJECT LEAD THE WAY

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) offers a dynamic high school program that provides students with real-world learning and hands-on experience. Students interested in engineering, biomechanics, aeronautics, and other applied math and science arenas will discover PLTW is an exciting portal into these industries.

The Applied Knowledge of Pathway To Engineering™

PLTW’s premier high school program, Pathway To Engineering™, is a four-year course of study integrated into the students’ core curriculum. The combination of traditional math and science courses with innovative Pathway To Engineering courses prepares students for college majors in engineering and E/T fields and offers them the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school.

Pathway To Engineering™ courses engage high school students through a combination of activities-based, project-based, and problem-based (APPB) learning. APPB learning not only creates an environment for applying engineering concepts to real problems, but also prepares students to:

  • Solve problems
  • Participate as part of a team
  • Lead teams
  • Speak to a public audience
  • Conduct research
  • Understand real-world impacts
  • Analyze data
  • Learn outside the classroom

o    INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN (IED) – 1st YEAR

o    PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING (POE) – 2nd YEAR

o    DIGITAL ELECTRONICS (DE) – 3rd YEAR

o    ENGINEERING DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT (EDD) – 4th YEAR CAPSTONE CLASS

Introduction to Engineering Design™—uses a design development process while enriching problem solving skills; students create and analyze models using specialized computer software.

 

UNIT 1:           Introduction to Design

UNIT 2:           Design Solutions

UNIT 3:           Reverse Engineering

UNIT 4:           Design Problem          

 

 

GRADING

 

                                    Classroom Drawings                                       30%               

                                    Classroom Activities                                       20%

                                    Engineering Notebooks                                   10%

                                    Test                                                                      20%

                                    Vocabulary/Curriculum Quizzes                    10%

                                    Classroom Participation                                 10%