• Career Cluster Technologies I
    7th Grade
    Collins-Riverside Middle School
    Mrs. Lisa Ford-Instructor
     
     
    Class Description:
     
    Career Cluster Technologies I introduces students in Grade 7 to foundational knowledge and processes needed to increase their level of technological literacy.  This course is aligned wit the International Technology Education Association's Standards for Technological Literacy and introduces students to the sixteen career clusters and the pathways associated with clusters and the pathways associated with each.  Students explore technologies related to the clusters through courses that may be taught for a minimum of nine weeks to a maximum of two semesters.  Students gain knowledge and skills in the application, design,production, and assessment of products, services and systems in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, medical, agriscience, energy and power, communication, transportation, manufacturing, and construction technologies.
     
    Career and technical student organizations are integral, co-curricular components of each career and technical education course.  These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities,expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth.  TSA, Technology Student Association, is the career tech organization.  There are no prerequisites required. 
     
    Fees:
     
    A required $25.0 course fee should be pad in full upon entering the class.
     
    Textbook:
     
    There will be no distribution of textbooks.  A classroom set remains in the department for student use.  If a student is absent, he/she wil need to checkout a bok from the teacher.
     
    Required Supplies:
    • 1" white three-ring binder with plastic overlays and loose leaf notebook paper.
    • BLUE OR BLACK INK PENS (4)
    • Pen Pouch for Notebook
    Essential Functions:
    • Keep organized notebook.
    • Take accurate and useful class notes.
    • Complete assignments/homework.
    • Read and comprehend the text and supplemental readings.
    • Actively participate in class laboratories.  Perform work in cooperative groups in an orderly manner. 
    Grading/Assessment:
     
    A=89.5-100
    B=79.5-89.4
    C=69.5-79.4
    D=59.5-69.4
    F=Below 59.4
     
    Content Standards:
     
    Students will:
    1.    Describe the scope of technology.
    2.    Explain core concepts of technology.
    3.    Describe relationships and connections among technologies and other fields.
    4.    Describe the role of society n the development and use of technology.
    5.    Summarize the cultural,social, economic, environment, political, and historical effects of technology.
    6.    Describe the role of troubleshooting, research and development, invention and innovation, and experimentation in problem solving.
    7.    Identify creative attributes of design, including brainstorming, modeling, testing, evaluating, and modifying.
    8.    Demonstrate technology design processes for solving problems in and beyond the laboratory and classroom.
    9.    Select correct tools needed to operate and maintain technology products and systems.
    10.  Assess the impact of technology products and systems on society.
    11.  Identify advances and innovations in medical technologies and health care.
    12.  Identify advances and innovations in agricultural and related bio-technologies.
    13.  Identify advances and innovations in energy and power technologies.
    14.  Identify advances and innovations in information and communications technologies.
    15.  Identify advances and innovations in transportation technologies.
    16.  Identify advances and innovations in manufacturing technologies.
    17.  Identify advances and innovations in construction technologies.
    18.  Recognize Alabama's sixteen career clusters and associated pathways and their relationships to technology. 
     
    Course Outline:
     
    Nature of Technology, Technology and Society, Design, Abilities for a Technological world, The Design World and Technology and Career Connections
     
    Essential Questions:
     
    1.  How does technology guide today's society?
    2.  What changes and challenges do adolescents face int he 21st century?
    3.  How does technology influence and affect the decisions of adolescents?
    4.  What factors impact choosing a career?
    5.  What are the benefits to a young person to begin to examine careers in middle school?
     
    Culminating Products:
     
    Each unit we address will have career options and a project(s) related to the unit.  Units will include:  Technology, Design, Food Preparation, and Mechanics.
     
    Policy/Philosophy:
     
    Academic, attendance, and discipline policies of the school will be followed (see class responsibilities).  All students will have the opportunity for success in this classroom.  All requests for accommodations for this course are welcome from students and parents.  For a conference, please call:  342-2680 or email lford@tcss.net
     
    Student Signature:
     
    ___________________________________________________________
     
    Parent Signature:
     
    ___________________________________________________________
     
  • Career Cluster Technologies I
    7th Grade
    Collins-Riverside Middle School
    Mrs. Lisa Ford-Instructor
     
     
    Class Description:
     
    Career Cluster Technologies I introduces students in Grade 7 to foundational knowledge and processes needed to increase their level of technological literacy.  This course is aligned wit the International Technology Education Association's Standards for Technological Literacy and introduces students to the sixteen career clusters and the pathways associated with clusters and the pathways associated with each.  Students explore technologies related to the clusters through courses that may be taught for a minimum of nine weeks to a maximum of two semesters.  Students gain knowledge and skills in the application, design,production, and assessment of products, services and systems in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, medical, agriscience, energy and power, communication, transportation, manufacturing, and construction technologies.
     
    Career and technical student organizations are integral, co-curricular components of each career and technical education course.  These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities,expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth.  TSA, Technology Student Association, is the career tech organization.  There are no prerequisites required. 
     
    Fees:
     
    A required $25.0 course fee should be pad in full upon entering the class.
     
    Textbook:
     
    There will be no distribution of textbooks.  A classroom set remains in the department for student use.  If a student is absent, he/she will need to checkout a book from the teacher.
     
    Required Supplies:
    • 1" white three-ring binder with plastic overlays and loose leaf notebook paper.
    • BLUE OR BLACK INK PENS (4)
    • Pen Pouch for Notebook
    Essential Functions:
    • Keep organized notebook.
    • Take accurate and useful class notes.
    • Complete assignments/homework.
    • Read and comprehend the text and supplemental readings.
    • Actively participate in class laboratories.  Perform work in cooperative groups in an orderly manner. 
    Grading/Assessment:
     
    A=89.5-100
    B=79.5-89.4
    C=69.5-79.4
    D=59.5-69.4
    F=Below 59.4
     
    Content Standards:
     
    Students will:
    1.    Describe the scope of technology.
    2.    Explain core concepts of technology.
    3.    Describe relationships and connections among technologies and other fields.
    4.    Describe the role of society n the development and use of technology.
    5.    Summarize the cultural,social, economic, environment, political, and historical effects of technology.
    6.    Describe the role of troubleshooting, research and development, invention and innovation, and experimentation in problem solving.
    7.    Identify creative attributes of design, including brainstorming, modeling, testing, evaluating, and modifying.
    8.    Demonstrate technology design processes for solving problems in and beyond the laboratory and classroom.
    9.    Select correct tools needed to operate and maintain technology products and systems.
    10.  Assess the impact of technology products and systems on society.
    11.  Identify advances and innovations in medical technologies and health care.
    12.  Identify advances and innovations in agricultural and related bio-technologies.
    13.  Identify advances and innovations in energy and power technologies.
    14.  Identify advances and innovations in information and communications technologies.
    15.  Identify advances and innovations in transportation technologies.
    16.  Identify advances and innovations in manufacturing technologies.
    17.  Identify advances and innovations in construction technologies.
    18.  Recognize Alabama's sixteen career clusters and associated pathways and their relationships to technology. 
     
    Course Outline:
     
    Nature of Technology, Technology and Society, Design, Abilities for a Technological world, The Design World and Technology and Career Connections
     
    Essential Questions:
     
    1.  How does technology guide today's society?
    2.  What changes and challenges do adolescents face int he 21st century?
    3.  How does technology influence and affect the decisions of adolescents?
    4.  What factors impact choosing a career?
    5.  What are the benefits to a young person to begin to examine careers in middle school?
     
    Culminating Products:
     
    Each unit we address will have career options and a project(s) related to the unit.  Units will include:  Technology, Design, Food Preparation, and Mechanics.
     
    Policy/Philosophy:
     
    Academic, attendance, and discipline policies of the school will be followed (see class responsibilities).  All students will have the opportunity for success in this classroom.  All requests for accommodations for this course are welcome from students and parents.  For a conference, please call:  342-2680 or email lford@tcss.net
     
    Student Signature:
     
    ___________________________________________________________
     
    Parent Signature:
     
    ___________________________________________________________