Instructional Technology

Steve Schlegel

Instructional Technology Lead Teacher

Mr. Steve Schlegel

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Technology & Engineering Education is an integrating discipline that provides students with an opportunity to study the human-made world and to develop technological literacy as part of their fundamental education here at Canandaigua City School District. Through design, build and test activities students model solutions to real world problems and develop an understanding of technology in the past, present and future. Technology & Engineering Education is much more than just knowledge about computers and their application. Our Technology program engages learners in critical thinking as they design and develop products, systems and environment to solve practical problems. When a student leaves our program they will possess a variety of marketable skills for the real world.

Middle School Tech Courses

Grade 6

6TH GRADE:

40 weeks, every other day

6th Grade Units

  • Flight and Space
  • Robotics and Automation

Grade 7

7TH GRADE:

40 weeks, every other day

7th Grade Units

  • Design and Modeling
  • Electrics

Academy Traditional Technology Education

Traditional Technology Education courses are designed to let students develop skills they will use in everyday life. Emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking, quality products, safety, and appropriate work habits for a lab setting.

Please Note:

  • Five units of Technology Education can be substituted for the three unit Foreign Language requirement. (Advanced Regents Diploma)
  • Introduction to Digital Media can count for ½ unit of the 1.0 requirement for Art/Music.
  • Suggested Grade

    Traditional Technology Education Courses

    9-12Introduction to Digital Media

    9-12

    Video Production

    9-12

    Graphic Production

    9-12

    Material Processing I (MPI)

    9-12

    Material Processing II (MPII)

    10-12

    Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD)

    10-12

    Digital Photography (DP)

    10-12

    Transportation Systems (TS)

    10-12

    World of Technology (WOT)

    10-12

    Cabinetmaking (Cab)

    10-12

    Manufacturing (Man)

    11-12

    Robotics (NEW course)

    0726 MATERIAL PROCESSING I

    0726 MATERIAL PROCESSING I

    Half Year ½ unit Grades 9-12

    This is a hands-on course which introduces students to woodworking. Students learn the fundamentals of working with wood. This is accomplished by the building and designing of numerous woodworking activities. This course emphasizes appropriate behavior for a laboratory/ work shop setting, critical thinking and quality of work.

    0717 MATERIAL PROCESSING II

    0717 MATERIAL PROCESSING II

    Half Year ½ unit Grades 9-12

    This is a hands-on, activity-oriented course that explores the areas of metal working, welding and fabricating. Students learn and explore the fundamentals of these areas. This course also completes a mass production style woodworking project. Emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking, quality products, safety, and appropriate work habits for a laboratory/work shop setting.

    0714 CABINETMAKING

    0714 CABINETMAKING

    Full Year 1 unit Grades 11-12

    Prerequisite: Minimum Grade of 85% in Material Proc. I and be highly recommended by a teacher.

    Take the skills learned in Material Processing I (MPI) to the next level. This course focuses on the art of woodworking using both new and traditional woodworking techniques to turn your knowledge of woodworking into a marketable skill. All aspects will be covered from identifying wood, reading drawings, safely operating and maintaining all tools and equipment, and much more. This course is a must have for those who are passionate about woodworking and who have an eye for detail.

    0728 MANUFACTURING

    0728 MANUFACTURING

    Half Year ½ unit Grade 10-12

    This is a introductory course in which students study the fundamentals of manufacturing processes. Emphasis will be placed on the essentials that allow manufacturing to function and thrive in the world. Students will engage in class projects in which they will be responsible for mass producing a given part, item, or project. The use of various metal and woodworking tools will turn theory into tangible goods. The use of our CNC machine will be incorporated whenever possible. This course is a must have for those who are hands-on learners and those who enjoy working in a “shop” environment.

    0724 TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

    0724 TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

    Half Year ½ unit Grades 10-12

    Prerequisite: Material Processing 1

    Transportation of products and people is a vital part of our society. This course utilizes hands on activities and experiments to explore land, space, aviation, and marine forms of transportation. Students will design, plan, build, and test various transportation devices.

    0733 WORLD OF TECHNOLOGY

    0733 WORLD OF TECHNOLOGY

    Full Year 1 unit Grades 10-12

    This course will provide students with opportunities to develop an understanding of technology in the past, present, and future. Through design-build and test activities, students will model solutions to real life problems. The course is designed to empower students to fulfill the MST commencement level learning standards. Students will explore their abilities at innovation and apply the concepts of mathematics, science, and other disciplines. World of Technology may be used as a third year of math or science with counselor approval.

    0716 COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN

    0716 COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN

    Half Year ½ unit Grades 10-12

    Prerequisite: Design & Drawing for Production

    This course incorporates the latest trends in the drawing and design industry. We will continue to address the concepts and skills of basic drawing acquired in DDP and take them to the next level. 3-D solid modeling software will again be the main drawing tool as students focus almost exclusively on product design activities. Every attempt is made to mimic “real world” design and drafting methods. Students will be capable of completing research, working drawings, color pictorial drawings, and presentation of ideas and design solutions to the class as a group. Students can expect to work on both mechanical and architectural drawings.

    0719 ROBOTICS (NEW!)

    0719 ROBOTICS (NEW!)

    Full Year 1 unit Grades 11-12

    Prerequisite: 2 Units of Credit in Technology & Engineering

    Recommended: Successful completion of Algebra and Geometry

    Robotics is directed toward the student who wishes to study hands-on application of math and science through the field of engineering. The goal of the course is to give students the opportunity to build STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills, to inspire innovation, and develop self-confidence, communication, and leadership skills. Robotics is a capstone Engineering course, extending learning on concepts and techniques presented in other Technology & Engineering courses. Units of study will include: Budgeting/Funding, Construction (Game Arena), Programming, Graphic Design, Game Strategy/Tactics/Scouting, Computer Aided Design (CAD)/Layout, Robot Construction/Precision Manufacturing. Robotics may be used as a third year of math or science with counselor approval.

    Academy Digital Media

    Starting in the fall of 2017 the Business, Technology, and Visual Arts departments will be collaborating together to offer a coherent Digital Media strand of courses. Each course will build from skills developed in the Introduction to Digital Media course.

    0722 INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL MEDIA

    0722 INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL MEDIA

    Half Year ½ unit Art or Technology Grades 9-12

    Introduction to Digital Media is the foundation course and prerequisite for all of our Digital Media courses. Throughout the course students will be immersed in Adobe Creative Cloud products and learn the fundamentals of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, Acrobat, and Lightroom. Using these programs, students learn the basics of photo editing, vector graphics, document layout, typography, animation, and video editing. Students will engage in project based assignments that reinforce the tools and processes associated with the design software. This course will fulfill ½ of the 1.0 Art/Music graduation requirement.

    0818 GRAPHIC DESIGN (PREVIOUSLY COMMERCIAL ART AND GRAPHIC DESIGN

    0818 GRAPHIC DESIGN (PREVIOUSLY COMMERCIAL ART AND GRAPHIC DESIGN)

    Half Year ½ unit Grades 9-12

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Media (effective starting for the class of 2020)

    Students will learn how commercial art and graphic design impacts life outside of the classroom setting and will gain knowledge of the possible career paths associated with this genre. They will utilize specific computer graphics arts programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to create layout designs by manipulating text and images while incorporating the elements and principles of design. Students will focus on completing real-world design problems, in print-based applications, such as editorial designs, magazine layouts, product design, and informational design

    0730 COMPUTER ART (PREVIOUSLY COMPUTER GRAPHICS DESIGN)

    0730 COMPUTER ART (PREVIOUSLY COMPUTER GRAPHICS DESIGN)

    Half Year ½ unit Grades 9-12

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Media (effective starting for the class of 2020)

    This course will reinforce and enhance Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills learned in Introduction to Digital Media. The student will be given design problem assignments that offer an opportunity to explore the features of the software in an aesthetic manner. Various art movements and elements and principles of design will be explored and applied to the production of original student art using both the computer and fine art techniques. Student will also begin to explore the commercial side of computer graphics as a lead into the next course in the sequence, Graphic Design.

    0727 VIDEO PRODUCTION (PREVIOUSLY CALLED COMMUNICATIONS I)

    0727 VIDEO PRODUCTION (PREVIOUSLY CALLED COMMUNICATIONS I)

    Half Year ½ unit Grades 9-12

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Media (effective starting for the class of 2020)

    Video Production will utilize the latest video recording equipment and editing software to meet today's societal trends. Throughout this course students will learn and apply current cinematography concepts and practices. Sample student projects during the year include high speed recording, movie trailer, Documentary, Current Social Media Video/Challenge, PSA, music parody, news cast. Recording is done with DSLR, HD, and GoPro cameras and accessories. Students will use the industry standard Adobe Premiere Pro video editing software.

    0712 GRAPHIC PRODUCTION (PREVIOUSLY CALLED COMMUNICATIONS II)

    0712 GRAPHIC PRODUCTION (PREVIOUSLY CALLED COMMUNICATIONS II)

    Half Year ½ unit Grades 9-12

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Media (effective starting for the class of 2020)

    Graphic Production will utilize the latest graphic design programs as well as the skills learned in the Introduction to Digital Media Course to create tangible products. State of the art equipment will be used to produce items that are relevant to the current practices in industry. Students will apply practices using a Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) vinyl cutter, a 4 station color t-shirt screen printing press, and photo heat transfer images.

    0713 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

    0713 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

    Half Year ½ unit Grades 10-12

    Possible 3 college credits through FLCC (Cost: $15)

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Media (effective starting for the class of 2020)

    Students will learn the power of digital photography and how to improve images using computer software. Digital cameras can perform all the creative techniques that used to be accomplished with film cameras. Units cover a wide variety of topics from photographing people to shooting products for advertising. A strong emphasis is placed on composition, encouraging awareness of the power of visual communication.

    0721 INTRODUCTION TO WEB PAGE DESIGN

    0721 INTRODUCTION TO WEB PAGE DESIGN

    Half Year ½ unit Grades 10-12

    Possible 3 college credits through FLCC (Cost: $15)

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Media (effective starting for the class of 2020)

    Students will plan and produce a business website. Students will develop, implement, and maintain a website using html markup language and website design software. Students will also discover how to enhance their websites with digital imaging in Adobe Photoshop. The class will stress the elements of design as they apply to web pages and develop their artistic expression through self and peer critiques.

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    What is Project Lead the Way?

    Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes pre-engineering course for middle school and high school students, to address the workforce shortage for engineers. This program has expanded to more than 1251 schools in 44 states since 1997. The PLTW curriculum is a four-year, flexible sequence of pre-engineering course that, when combined with college preparatory mathematics and science course in high school, introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering and engineering technology prior to entering college.

    Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Courses

    Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a four year sequence of courses which, when combined with traditional mathematics and science courses in high school, introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering prior to entering college. However, even those not intending to pursue further formal education will benefit greatly from the knowledge and logical thought processes that result from taking some or all of the courses provided in the curriculum. * College credit is offered through Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.)

    • Design & Drawing for Production may be substituted for the Art/Music requirement for any high school student.
    • World of Technology and Principles of Engineering may be used to fulfill the third year math or science requirement. Please see counselor for required paperwork prior to start of class.

    Suggested Grade

    PLTW Pre-Engineering Sequence

    9Design & Drawing for Production* (DDP)

    10Principles of Engineering* (POE)

    11 or 12Civil Engineering and Architecture* (CEA) and/or Digital Electronics* (DE) and/or Computer Integrated Manufacturing* (CIM)

    12Engineering Design and Development (EDD)

    0735 Design & Drawing for Production (PLTW)

    0735 Design & Drawing for Production (PLTW)

    Possible 3 credits from R.I.T.

    Cost: Approximately $225

    Full Year 1 unit Grades 9-12

    This course is the starting point for all drafting students. By working through a variety of technical drawing problems and product design activities, students will master the output of 2-D drawings while creating 3-D solid models on the computer. Students will leave this class with a basic understanding of the manufactured world and the important communication role that designers and drafters have. Students use powerful computer hardware and software (Inventor) to develop 3-D models or solid renderings of objects. Students will complete hands on activities such as; underwater submersibles and mini robots. This course is a must for anyone interested in engineering, design, manufacturing or other technical careers. DDP may be used for one unit of credit in Visual Arts or Technology Education and fulfills the Art/Music graduation requirement.

    0734 PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING (PLTW)

    0734 PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING (PLTW)

    Possible 3 credits from R.I.T.

    Cost: Approximately $225

    Full Year 1 unit Grades 10-12

    This is a course that helps students understand the field of engineering/engineering technology. Exploring various technology systems and manufacturing processes helps students learn how engineers and technicians use math, science and technology in an engineering problem solving process to benefit people. The course also includes concerns about social and political consequences of technological change. PLTW courses emphasize math and require a solid math background. Students will complete hands on activities such as; balsa wood bridges, catapults, machining on a metal lathe, and much more. Principles of Engineering may be used as a third year of math or science with counselor approval.

    0720 COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING (PLTW)

    0720 COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING (PLTW)

    Possible 3 credits from R.I.T.

    Cost: Approximately $225

    Full Year 1 unit Grades 11-12

    Prerequisite: DDP and POE

    Throughout this course, students will find themselves immersed in a real world setting that applies principles of robotics and automation. Students will expand their skills of solid modeling using Autodesk Inventor to program Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment. This equipment will then produce actual models of their three-dimensional designs. Fundamental concepts of robotics used in automated manufacturing and design analysis are included.

    0715 CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE (PLTW)

    0715 CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE (PLTW)

    Possible 3 credits from R.I.T.

    Cost: Approximately $225

    Full Year 1 unit Grades 11-12

    This course provides an overview of the fields of Civil Engineering and Architecture, while emphasizing the interrelationship and interdependence of both fields. Students use state of the art software to solve real world problems and communicate solutions to hands-on projects and activities. This course covers topics such as:

  • The Roles of Civil Engineers and Architects
  • Project Planning
  • Site Planning
  • Building Design
  • Project Documentation and Presentation
  • In addition, the student will use Rivet, a state of the art 3D design software package used to design solutions to course projects. Working in teams, the student will learn about documenting a project, solving problems, and communicating solutions to other students and members of the professional community of civil engineers and architects.

    0718 DIGITAL ELECTRONICS (PLTW)

    0718 DIGITAL ELECTRONICS (PLTW)

    Possible 3 credits from R.I.T.

    Cost: Approximately $225

    Full Year 1 unit Grades 11-12

    The world is going digital! Most modern electronic devices use integrated circuits to control their operation. People skilled in the design, manufacture and troubleshooting of integrated circuits are in high demand in the marketplace. Digital Electronics is a hands-on activity based course that will focus on the design and building of digital electronic circuits. Students will learn the theory behind TTL logic, Integrated Circuit design, and circuit fabrication. Multisim software will be used to simulate student designs before they are built.

    0710 ENGINEERING DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT (PLTW)

    0710 ENGINEERING DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT (PLTW)

    Full Year 1 unit Grade 12

    Prerequisite: 2 units of PLTW credit

    This is an engineering research course in which students work in teams to research, design and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem. Students apply principles developed in the three foundation courses. They must present progress reports, submit a final written report, and defend their solutions to a panel of reviewers at the end of the school year.