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 The purpose of this PowerPoint is to add value and student awareness to your current lessons for FOT by promoting/including: • • • • 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: * * * * * * 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 # 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 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 "This is how every class should be... WOW!" Lesson Development We use the textbook • Technology R. Thomas Wright, G-W Publishers PowerPoint's – WCPS Bought disks for teachers in the county from the publisher. • Copyright notice for PowerPoint's of Goodheart-Wilcox company, Inc. “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) VSC Objectives met by the chapter Daily Objectives tying into the VSC Objectives Music/Song- Try tying in a current song to the chapter • 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. 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" See it in Action Printed Graphics • Includes parts of CATTS Unit 7 Lesson 1 and 2 Energy & Power Technologies • Includes parts of CATTS Unit 6 Lesson 1 and 2 • Video – Electrical Board Construction Project • Includes parts of CATTS Chapter 5 Lesson 3 Agriculture – Shipping foam out of Corn Starch Movie Creation Website Creation Brochure Creation Whether you chose to use these ideas or not Because of you And the Foundations of Technology Course We all can be successful! Thanks!