• Technology & Engineering Design 7

    Instructor: Laura Wells

    Contact Information:

    • Email: lwells@burgettstown.k12.pa.us
    • Period 8
    • Communication Platform: Email Phone or Google Classroom.

    Course Description: In this course, students will explore the process of engineering design.  Using a variety of technologies, students will be challenged to use the engineering design process to create solutions to a common problem.  This class utilizes an interdisciplinary approach with the goal of expanding students' technological literacy and exposure to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math as a whole, rather than separate disciplines.

    Materials Required:

    • Google Classroom
    • Chromebook
    • Pencils, erasers, and pens

    Classroom Rules:

    When in my classroom, this is one rule that I expect all students can follow:

    Make choices that do not cause problems.

    • If you cause a problem, I will ask you to solve it.
    • If you cannot solve the problem, or choose not to, I will do something.
    • What I do will depend on the special person or situation.
    • If you feel something is unfair, communicate with me.

    Grading Policy:

    • Classwork: 30%
    • Activities: 20%
    • Quizzes: 10%
    • Projects: 40%

    Assessment and Evaluation:

    • Formative assessments will be taken throughout the semester to assess ongoing progress of activities and projects.
    • Projects will allow students to apply solutions and demonstrate skills.

    Class Policies:

    • It is expected that students will use their class time to complete assignments and put their best effort forward.
    • Cell phones are extremely useful tools, but there is a time and a place for them, leave them away unless expressly permitted to use them.
    • While listening to music is therapeutic, students are asked to refrain from doing so without the express permission of the instructor.
    • Unless otherwise specified, only one student is permitted to leave the room at one time.
    • Late work may be accepted with a penalty; students must communicate if late work is submitted.
    • Respectful behavior is expected at all times, both in-person and during virtual sessions.

    Parent/Teacher Communication: I encourage open communication. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns via email, google classroom or Alma.

    Note: This syllabus is subject to change by the instructor.

Last Modified on February 16, 2024