Tech Ed & STEM

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I teach 7th/8th Grade Technology Education and 6th Grade Introduction to STEM.

I am available for extra help after school Tuesday, and Thursday until 4:00 P.M.

If this doesn't work for you, and you would like to set up an appointment, please click here to contact me by e-mail.

Announcement 9/15/2018: I am in the process of entering your student's first project grades this weekend.  Please note I have discussed with them that there is a due date for the projects, and if they do not have them turned in on time, it will reflect a zero which pulls their grade down.  They just have to finish them for the grade to go back up. I do not take points off the project (just the personal responsibility grade) if they are late, and they have another week to finish.  They also are not allowed to start the next project until the previous one is done.

Students will receive a letter grade based on these items:

    • 20% Daily Behavior and Expectation Points
    • 5% Demonstration of Personal Responsibility
    • 50% Engineering Portfolio
    • 25% Empowered Learner

1. Daily Behavior and Expectation (B&E) – 20% -points are five points that are given to students daily. These expectations are as follows: Being on time to class, having your materials, participating, behaving in an appropriate manner, and cleaning up. For these expectations they will receive five B & E points a day.

2. Demonstration of personal responsibility - 5% Students will have the ability to regulate, monitor, and evaluate one’s own behavior/emotions and make adjustments in accordance of the demands of a situation.

3. Engineering Portfolio – 50%- Students will keep an Engineering Portfolio of all the projects they complete in class. This will include use of the Engineering Design Process to reflect their thinking, photos of each project, and a brief synopsis of what they learned while working toward their goal.

4. Empowered Learner grade – 25% - This grade will be assessed using Standard 1 in the Technology standards for middle school, which states:

Standard 1: Empowered LearnerGLE 1: Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.a: Students articulate personal learning goals, select and manage appropriate technologies to achieve them, and reflect on their successes and areas of improvement in working toward their goals.b: Students identify and develop online networks within school policy, and customize their learning environments in ways that support their learning, in collaboration with an educator.c: Students actively seek performance feedback from people, including teachers, and from functionalities embedded in digital tools to improve their learning process, and they select technology to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.d: Students are able to navigate a variety of technologies and transfer their knowledge and skills to learn how to use new technologies.