Technological Systems is designed to introduce students to systems and processes to develop an understanding of the impact of technology on humans, the environment, and the global community. By investigating systems through their function, design, and development, students will understand what systems are, why they are developed and how ‘systems thinking’ can be used to describe them. Students engage in activities and experiences where they evaluate the impacts of technology through the lenses of culture, society, economics and the environment.
Assignments: Students will be expected to turn in assignments when they are due.
NEEDS AND RESOURCES
To successfully complete this course, you will need to:
Students need earbuds, a hand-held pencil sharpener, 1-subject spiral notebook, and pencils.
Common Core Curriculum
We follow the Common Core Curriculum. Please visit the North Carolina Department of Public instruction for more information. The link is:
Instruction will be taught through guided instruction for hands-on projects and Canvas Learning Management System. Students are involved in activities and experiences where they learn about brainstorming, visualizing, modeling, constructing, testing, experimenting, and refining designs. Taking notes in their Engineering Design Journal and Electronic Portfolio is a weekly expectation. Students will have time to work on assignments outside the classroom for practice and independent study for vocabulary, projects, and research.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
General Rules: Student Expectations
Grading Policy: Students are graded using the Gaston County Schools weighted grading scale and will be graded on:
Each student will be encouraged to achieve a minimum of 80% on each test or in-class assignments.
I use Gaston County grading scale to determine student grades. The grading scale is as follows:
I look forward to a great year as we incorporate new technology, learning strategies into our classroom. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I can be reached: