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Distance Learning Guidance: Technology Education

Highlights

  • In a full distance learning model, students will meet with their teachers in real-time, following their school schedule, to receive direct instruction. This support will allow them to master the content for Technology Education courses: Foundations of Technology, Foundations of Computer Science, Advanced Computer Science Principles, Advanced Design Applications, Advanced Technological Applications and Engineering Design by ITEEA.
  • Professional development will be provided for teachers to adapt traditional classroom instruction to an online model at the systemic professional development day on August 26, 2020. Follow-up and additional training sessions regarding use of online platforms will be available.
  • Classes will follow the students’ school schedules on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Wednesdays will be used for small group instruction, enrichment, intervention, and project- or performance-based learning activities.

 

 

Programmatic Support

  • Students will meet with their teachers in real-time to receive direct instruction. They will also be able to access recordings of lessons in order to revisit content they would like to review.
  • The Department of Career and Technical Education has gathered additional resources to assist teachers in transitioning to online instruction. (See Resources for Distance Learning.)
  • The Program Coordinator and Instructional Specialist will be available to assist teachers with adapting their lessons and instructional strategies to online instruction.
  • Supplies will be provided to students.

Program and Scheduling Considerations

  • Students enrolled in Technology Education courses have an opportunity to complete high school graduation requirements.
  • Students enrolled in and passing Foundations of Technology, Foundations of Computer Science, or Advanced Computer Science Principles may earn one Technology Education credit that is required to graduate in the State of Maryland.
  • Students enrolled in and passing two Advanced Technology Education courses that include Advanced Design Applications, Advanced Technological Applications and Engineering Design by ITEEA, will earn a high school completer, which is needed to graduate in the State of Maryland.
  • Students may be required to attend full sessions on Wednesdays to complete hands-on projects.
  • Teachers are expected to use class time for whole group and small group instruction as well as to provide group and independent classwork and project-based learning.

Resources for Distance Learning

 

 

Grades

Resource

Description

9-12

EbD BUZZ

Learning Management System (LMS) where teachers can access lessons/curriculum with user login information. Standard Learning Editions/EbD Consortium Resources are also available for download when a user logs in.

9-12

Matrix

Software for developing and prototyping Arduino and other microcontroller programs at home.

9-12

Tinkercad

Cloud based 2D/3D and circuit simulation program (students can use school email to login).

9-12

Virtual Online graphing paper

Online graph paper

9-12

Floorplanner.com

2D/3D virtual architectural drawing program

9-12

Isometric Drawing Tool

Virtual Drawing Tool

9-12

Sketch Pad

Virtual Drawing Tool

9-12

CTE Online

This site provides a variety of STEM activities that may be used in all Technology Education courses.