PTE101: Applied Technology A (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Applied Technology A
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 5-8
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: The applied technology course provides students an introduction to various forms of technology and technical systems. Career opportunities will also be explored. Students will often work in teams involved in problem solving activities. Activities may include, but are not limited to, agriculture, biotechnology, information, computer, production and manufacturing, robotics, electronics, residential construction, architecture, health services, environmental systems, entrepreneurship, aerospace, transportation, communication, and power and energy technologies. Other activities, listed on the course objectives, will be incorporated to enhance the educational experience.
Major Instructional Activities: This course provides for academic, technical, and social growth. Instructional activities provide hands-on experiences with tools, materials, and state-of-the-art equipment. This modular based program enables all students to broaden their knowledge through practical experience. The course content includes the integration of mathematics, science, humanities and applied engineering concepts.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be evaluated through a variety of methods such as portfolios, rubrics, practical tests, and craftsmanship of final products. Projects will be analyzed and evaluated for meeting the essential objectives, creativity, and presentation quality. In addition, the students will be evaluated on their ability to work cooperatively together, solve problems, and maintain ethical standards.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Define technology and recognize its impact.
- Apply problem-solving strategies to the design process in order to create potential solutions.
- Demonstrate methods of graphic representation of ideas.
- Demonstrate the proper use of metric and customary measuring systems.
- Utilize tools, materials, and processes safely to produce models or prototypes.