The Technology Department offers opportunities for students to explore careers, learn practical skills or master career skills. Students are encouraged to master skills in Construction, Drafting, Engineering, Media & Video Production, or explore the world of technology and learn a variety of life skills.
In order for technology to be effective in today’s education system, it needs to be intelligently integrated into a rich, meaning-centered curriculum.
Accomplishing this goal requires designing new kinds of creative learning environments involving the collaboration of all the stakeholders in educational reform—teachers, students, administrators, and parents. The program and course content is student centered and is designed to develop insights and understandings of the application of technological concepts, processes, and systems. All activities use hands-on experiences to motivate students to make connections between concepts and real-world applications. Students are challenged to use the technology education facility to design, apply materials, machines, instrumentation, processes, and technical concepts in an efficient and safe manner.
Activities and lessons develop a student's problem-solving and decision-making abilities through the use of human and material resources, processes, and technological systems. Students will be prepared for life-long learning in a technological society because they will be exposed to activity-oriented laboratory experiences that reinforce abstract concepts with concrete experiences. This combined "know-how" and the "ability to do" in carrying out technological work transforms technological understandings, communication skills, language arts skills, social and societal understandings, mathematical concepts, and scientific knowledge into reality.