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Technology

  • Digital Literacy

    Grade Level: 6th
    Length of Course: 2 semesters
    Prerequisite: None
    Course Description:
    All 6th graders are required to take this semester long course is designed to improve keyboarding skills, develop skills associated with digital tools, learn research skills and raise awareness of appropriate uses of technology currently available to our students. The expectation is that students learn skills that will be available in all areas of their education.
  • Coding 6th Grade

    Grade Level: 6th
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Prerequisite: None
    Course Description:
    Students will learn the principles of both game design and coding through the design and development of video games.  The course will introduce basic programming and design skills that are essential to developing a video game. At the same time, students will be learning 21st century skills needed in order to succeed in the information age. Some of these skills are critical thinking, creative thinking, creative writing, collaboration, collaboration, flexibility, time management, self-direction, iterative development process, basic programming, and basic game theory. This course will feature a capstone project, chosen, designed, and developed entirely by the student.
    This course is an elective during the rotation with Art, Music, Theatre Arts, and Vocal.
  • Robotics I

    Grade Level: 7th – 8th
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Prerequisite: None
    Course Description:
    This is a beginning course in robotics where students build and program robots using LEGO EV3 building blocks and robotics equipment. Students use the LEGO Mindstorms LabView programming language to download instructions into the robots they assemble. This course focuses on the exploration of EV3 sensors, programming, and problem solving, with special emphasis placed on LabView software development. Students apply principles of mathematics and science to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary for the robotic and automation industries.
  • Robotics II

    Grade Level: 7th – 8th
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Prerequisite: Completion of Robotics I
    Course Description:
    This is a beginning/intermediate course in robotics where students build and program robots using LEGO EV3 building blocks and robotics equipment. Students use the LEGO Mindstorms LabView programming language to download instructions into the robots they assemble. This course focuses on design engineering, data logging, and advanced LabView programming. Text-based programming languages are also introduced in this course. Students apply principles of mathematics and science to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary for the robotic and automation industries.
  • Robotics III

    Grade Level: 7th – 8th
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Prerequisite: Completion of Robotics II
    Course Description:
    Robotics III focuses on designing and printing robotic projects using a 3D Printer.  After learning the basics of 3D printing, students will then design and create a robotic project of their own choosing.  Robotics III students also act as Teaching Assistants for the Robotics I and Robotics II, assisting students in those classes and evaluating their work as directed by the teacher.  Additional projects and interests in robotics are explored as time allows.
  • Engineering Concepts

    Grade Level: 7th – 8th
    Length of Course: 2 semesters
    Prerequisite: None
    Course Description:
    Engineering Concepts provides students with hands-on, problem-based learning opportunities that introduce the skills inherent in the design process.  Students will use problem-solving and teamwork to define a problem related to engineering and technology and develop, construct, and test their product. Students will learn how to document their work and communicate their solutions. This course encourages risk-taking and creativity, helping students become problem-solvers and critical thinkers.
    

Faculty

  • Jared Curtis

    Science Department Chair and Middle School Science and Robotics Teacher
    832-204-5900 ext. 217
    Brigham Young University - B.S.
    University of Houston - M.Ed.
    2012
    Bio
  • James Guion

    Middle School Technology Teacher
    832-204-5900 ext. 227
    Hampden-Sydney College - B.A.
    Webster University - M.A.
    University of Texas at Austin - M.A.
    2013
    Bio