Mr. Scalzi
            Technology Education
                           "Where The Future Is Being Made Today"

                                                                                         Course Description

Students will learn about technologies in the world around us as well as explore different jobs and careers. Through experience and lecture students will  learn many of  the skills and techniques of material processing as well as project planning and drafting. This will include woodworking skills and techniques.  Craftmanship, planning and integrity are stressed during this course.  Middle school Technology courses work in an interdisciplinary capacity with other academic courses the students are engaged in.

                                  A Brief overview of Technology Education here at Brunswick

Technology and its effects upon our society are core topics which are looked at closely during  the forty weeks of Technology each student here at Brunswick takes prior to entering the ninth grade.

Each Technology course builds upon prior course experience which together builds a complete understanding of not only Technology but how it effects every one of as well as the world in which we live.

Students are made aware of how Technology has changed the world which surrounds us and continues to exponentially expand with each passing year.  A greater awareness of this new technology prepares the student not only for the years following high school, but also for the 21st century. Colleges regard this as a requirement for postsecondary success and corporate America considers it a mandatory part of preparation for the workplace.

Projects are chosen which stimulate student interest and relate to their daily lives.

Projects provide opportunities for students to express in a variety of ways what they know about science and math.

The students have opportunities to work both independently and collaboratively with other students.

Ideas are communicated both orally and in written form to further develop their concepts of Science and Technology.


Learning Standards for Mathematics,
Science, and Technology

Standard 1: Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate,
to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.

Standard 2: Students will access, generate, process, and transfer information using appropriate technologies.

Standard 3: Students will understand mathematics and become mathematically confident by communicating and
reasoning mathematically, by applying mathematics in real-world settings, and by solving problems
through the integrated study of number systems, geometry, algebra, data analysis, probability, and

Standard 4: Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the
physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.

Standard 5: Students will apply technological knowledge and skills to design, construct, use, and evaluate products
and systems to satisfy human and environmental needs.

Standard 6: Students will understand the relationships and common themes that connect mathematics, science, and
technology and apply the themes to these and other areas of learning.

Standard 7: Students will apply the knowledge and thinking skills of mathematics, science, and technology to
address real-life problems and make informed decisions.

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