Integrated & Design Technology

Philosophy

During the Middle and High School years, Design Technology is viewed through a number of different ‘lens’ - with courses developed to more directly address specific areas within the sphere of Design Technology. For each of these courses, a set of Standards and Benchmarks are drawn from within the Information Technology Standards, and may also incorporate Standards from other subjects, or from our Transdisciplinary Standards. Below are a links to curriculum documents that match these “Exploratory” courses in the Middle School.
 

STANDARDS

Standard 1:  Creativity and Innovation
Learners demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, research and develop innovative products and processes using technology
 
Standard 2:  Communication and Collaboration and Citizenship
Learners communicate and work collaboratively, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others while practicing safe/ethical behaviors
 
Standard 3: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Learners use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate tools and resources

Standard 4:  Technology Operations, Concepts, and Skill Fluency
Learners demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations

INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY

Philosophy

The application of the Technology standards encourages and supports the design, implementation and assessment of learning experiences to engage students and to improve learning. AISJ students use technology to analyze, learn, and explore. Digital age skills prepare students to work, live and contribute to the social and civic fabric of their communities evaluating the skills and knowledge needed to live effectively and productively in an increasingly technological world.

STANDARDS

Standard 1:  Creativity and Innovation
Learners demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology
 
Standard 2:  Communication and Collaboration

Learners use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others

Standard 3:  Research and Information Fluency
Learners apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information
 
Standard 4: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Learners use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources

Standard 5:  Digital Citizenship

Learners understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.