Technology & Engineering Education

Teachers: Mr. Bonsall and Mr. Digiacomo

Our vision is for all students to learn about the processes and knowledge related to and uses of technology, in essence, a study of the human-made world.

We live in a technological world. Living in the twenty-first century requires much more from every individual than a basic ability to read,write, and perform simple mathematics. Technology affects every aspect of our lives, from enabling citizens to perform routine tasks to requiring that they be able to make responsible, informed decisions that affect individuals, our society, and the environment. Citizens of today must have a basic understanding of how technology affects their world and how they exist both within and around technology.

Technological literacy is fundamentally important to all students. Technological processes have become so complex that the community and schools collaborate to provide a quality technology program that prepares students for a changing technological world that is progressively more dependent on an informed, technologically literate citizenry.

Technology is the use of accumulated knowledge to processresources to meet human needs and improve the quality of life. It includes developing, producing, using and assessing technologies. It is human innovation in action and involves the generation of knowledge and processes to develop systems that solve problems and extend human capabilities. Technology and Engineering Studies goal is to provide technological literacy to all students,including all students who traditionally have not been served by technology and engineering programs.

The Middle School Technolgy and Engineering Education is based on the curriculum guide, Engineering by Design™(EbD). "The Engineering by Design™ Program is built on the belief that the ingenuity of children is untapped, unrealized potential that, when properly motivated, will lead to the next generation of technologists,innovators, designers, and engineers. EbD was written by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

The program consists of seven organizing principles. Theseprinciples are very large concepts that identify major content organizers for the program.

  • Engineering through design improves life.
  • Technology has and continues to affect everyday life.
  • Technology drives invention and innovation and is athinking-and doing process.
  • Technologies are combined to make technological systems.
  • Technology creates issues that change the way people live and interact.
  • Technology impacts society and must be assessed todeter mine if it is good or bad.
  • Technology is the basis for improving on the past and creating the future.

Other links:
District StandardsWeb Site
QCSD Benchmarks

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