Foundations of Technology
On track in 2007-2008
Teachers in
Washington
County
South Hagerstown
High School
Dan Litten
Brian Ferrari
North Hagerstown
High School
Mark Kaniski
Williamsport
Norman Hayter
Purpose of Presentation
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The purpose of this PowerPoint is to add
value and student awareness to your
current lessons for FOT by
promoting/including:
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Current CTE programs/Teachers
Career direction
Career Clusters (Completers)
A class calendar for Parents to see over the
internet
• Local Businesses
How would you like having:
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VSC
CATTS
Student centered
Parent friendly
County CTE emphasis
Community business related
lessons?
All On Your Laptop
• with a lesson plan
• chapter cover sheet
• student guided notes
• Vocabulary / spelling test
• on-line chapter test
(Automatically graded)
all ready to go as quickly as it takes to boot
up your computer?
Plus students
can walk into
class carrying
absolutely
nothing… and
be ready for
class?!?!
How it gets done!
“Voluntary State Curriculum”
Aligned the
“Technology”
Text book
with the
Voluntary State Curriculum
A team of teachers started to align the
Text with the VSC during the summer.
All teachers in the department helped
complete the project during a teacher
in-service.
VSC – Excel Spreadsheet
Excel Spreadsheet
Teachers may access the spreadsheet
to select the chapters they are
teaching and see which VSC
objectives correlate with the
chapters being taught and which
pages of the text addresses the
objectives.
Example: Chapter 19
Using Technology to Communicate
VSC
Text
Ch
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VSC
NC
Page
5.E
Develop an understanding of information and communication
technologies
17
19
All
5.E.2
Explain that information and communication systems include
inputs, processes, and outputs associates with sending
and receiving information.
17.2
19
365
5.E.3
Explain that information and communication systems can be
used to inform, persuade, entertain, control, manage, and
educate.
17.3
19
364
5.E.4
Identify and describe the parts of a communication system. At
least: Source, Encoder, Transmitter, Receiver, Decoder,
Destination.
17.4
19
364
5.E.5
Explain that there are many ways to communicate
information, such as graphic and electronic means.
17.5
19
Page
366
365
366-370
Receiving every 9th grader
We knew we had to be ready for all student
Ability Levels
Differentiating instruction for various
ability levels of students in mixed classes
The following are at least 10 ways we
currently differentiate instruction for our
students.
#1 Individual Teachers
Accommodating IEP’s & 504’s
#2 Resource Room / Instructors
#3 Drop out prevention specialists
#4 Behavioral Specialists / Instructors / Room
#5 Website with study guides and tests to accommodate
student constraints
#6 Involving the parent by signing
student progress reports
#7 Academic Detentions
Assigning students academic
detentions if they are failing
the course. It helps to keep
them on task and to pass
the class.
#8 English Language Learners
#9 Guidance
Student Intervention Program
#10 Teacher Projects
Students
who are advanced
and complete
their work early
spend more time on
special projects.
Movies, PowerPoint's, Websites
to help enhance and promote
their school.
We are Ready!?
Bring on the Students
Students Help Lead the Class
Obtaining the Objectives
Testing Time
It’s Electric / Ohm’s Law
Construction
Student Notebooks
I give students a notebook first day of class
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Pencil kept in notebook for that class.
Paper in classroom for students to use.
(maybe issue for some counties)
Students can study using the website at
home, or take home their notebooks
Website
Parent night and conferences will
never be the same.
 I have yet (knock on wood) to show
a parent the website and not hear
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"This is how every class should be...
WOW!"
Lesson Development
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We use the textbook
• Technology R. Thomas Wright, G-W Publishers
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PowerPoint's – WCPS Bought disks for teachers
in the county from the publisher.
• Copyright notice for PowerPoint's of Goodheart-Wilcox
company, Inc.
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“You may use the contents of this product to create
reproducible visuals, handouts, and other study
materials on a not-for-sale-basis. These presentations
may be edited and your own instructional materials may
be incorporated to align with your teaching methods”
I would guess most publishers follow similar
procedures.
Lesson Plan Template (1 of 3)
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VSC Objectives met by the chapter
Daily Objectives tying into the VSC Objectives
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Music/Song- Try tying in a current song to the chapter
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• Engages Student
• Timing mechanism prompting teacher and
student that discussion (lecture) will begin
in approximately three minutes
• If two songs are played (one from a
previous chapter and one from current
chapter) You may prompt questions from
the first song prior to the lesson as a
review (seemingly painless to students)
Lesson Plan (2 of 3)
Picture of Current Instructor of a Program
offered in the school or County
 Terms and slides tied into with minute film
clips (Teachers Domain, How stuff works)
/ Show students from the school or tech
high performing the tasks (Ex. Mr. Ferrar's
students making a silk screen shirt)
Career tie in - Prompt students as to
whether there is a Company in the area
they could obtain a job from after
completing the CTE Program tied in with
this chapter.
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Lesson Plan (3 of 3)
Picture of Local Business
 Career tie in - Show picture of
student or friend who was successful
in the field and tell the story.
 Review Objectives (The Hat Name
Generator)
 Project Time - This Lesson would be
"Making a Brochure"
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See it in Action
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Printed Graphics
• Includes parts of
CATTS Unit 7 Lesson 1 and 2
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Energy & Power Technologies
• Includes parts of
CATTS Unit 6 Lesson 1 and 2
• Video – Electrical Board
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Construction Project
• Includes parts of
CATTS Chapter 5 Lesson 3
Agriculture – Shipping foam out of
Corn Starch
 Movie Creation
 Website Creation
 Brochure Creation
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Whether
you chose to
use these
ideas or not
Because of you
And the
Foundations of
Technology
Course
We all can be successful!
Thanks!
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