Hamilton Township School District
Course Description and Proficiencies
- COURSE TITLE: TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
- LENGTH OF COURSE: 180 days, full year – 40 minute periods
- PERIODS SCHEDULED PER WEEK: 5
- SUMMARY OF COURSE:
This course serves as an introduction to engineering and technological studies, with a special emphasis on the interrelationships of STEM disciplines and 21st Century Knowledge and Skills in the pursuit of solving real-world problems within a context of social responsibility themes. Students will learn about safety while working with tools, machines, materials and processes as they develop their engineering and technological literacy through lessons and hands-on activities.
- PROFICIENCIES DEVELOPED WITHIN THIS COURSE:
Students will develop an understanding of Technology through their experiences in:
- Website Design
- Balloon Car Design
- Egg Drop Project
- Marble Machine
- Shoe Design Project
- MASTERY LEVEL TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THIS COURSE:
A+ 97-100 A 94-96 A- 90-93 B+ 87-89 B 84-86 B- 80-83
C+ 77-79 C 74-76 C- 70-73 D+ 67-69 D 64-66 D- 63-60
- The students will be assessed in the following manner:
- Summative: Constructed Projects 50%
- Formative: Class work-Documentation 40%
- Individual: Class participation 10%
- Materials needed: Shoe Box, school planner and two #2 pencils
Students must comply with the school district’s attendance policy in order to receive credit for the course.
Parent or Guardian signature: _______________________________________________
Student signature: _________________________________________________________
Contact phone number: _____________________________
Technology Education Dept.
I would like to take some time to introduce myself as your child’s teacher in this upcoming school year. My name is Mr. Chis-Luca and I will offer a very challenging and rewarding experience for your child. With your encouragement, your child will develop many new skills and problem solving techniques.
Since lifelong success depends in part on learning to make responsible choices, I have developed a classroom discipline plan, which guides every student to make good decisions about his or her behavior. Your child deserves the most positive educational climate possible for his/her growth, and I know that together we will make a difference in this process. The plan below outlines my rules, and consequences for inappropriate behavior. They are as follows:
- Be on time
- Follow directions
- Stay on task
- Cell Phones
- Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself
- No yelling or screaming
- Bring all appropriate materials to class
- No swearing or teasing.
If a student chooses to break a rule, however, the following steps will be taken:
First time a student breaks a rule: Warning
Second time: Discuss the problem with the student
Third time: Call home to address the problem
Fourth time: Call home to set up detention
Fifth time: Alert Administration
Severe Disruption: Alert Administration
Be assured that I intend to provide the best learning environment possible for your child. With your help and your child’s cooperation this task will be achievable. Please read and discuss this classroom discipline plan with your child, then sign and return the form below.
Thank you for your cooperation,
I have read the discipline plan and have discussed it with my child, ______________________
Parent/Guardian Signature _____________________________ Date _________________
Student Signature _________________________________________________________ Comments___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________