• Foundations of Technology (8403)

    Riverheads High School

    Course Syllabus

    2010-2011

    Course Description

    Foundations of Technology is designed as the beginning high school course in technology education. Students acquire a foundation of knowledge in technological material, information gathering and apply processes associated with the technological thinker.

    Objectives

    Tech Education has two major objectives :

    1. To provide education Foundations of Technology is designed as the beginning high school course in technology education. Students acquire a foundation of knowledge in technological material, information gathering and apply processes associated with the technological thinker. needed to enter and to maintain employment in the construction industry or a related field.
    2. Enhance learning opportunities in other subjects such as Algebra and Geometry by providing actual application of these subjects via classroom projects.

    Major Learning Areas

      1. Use information as a technological resource
      2. Basic plan drawing and reading
      3. Analyze a consumer product
      4. Design and make a product/project
      5. Knowledge of basic wood joinery
      6. Safety in all areas of study
      7. Conservation and Protection of materials
      8. Proper disposal and recycling of materials.
      9. Career Opportunities
      10. Maintenance of hand and power tools

        Evaluation and Regulations:

        The following regulations are set forth on paper so that you will never be in doubt about the requirements of this course.

        Attendance:

        Punctual and regular attendance is expected of all students in all course activities. Any class session missed reduces the opportunity for learning and may adversely affect the grade that you achieve in the course. Any course work missed due to an absence must be made up within 3 school days.

        Tests:

        Major units of instruction will be followed by a test. Scheduled tests will be announced one week in advance. If for some qualified reason a student cannot be present, he/she must contact the teacher and make arrangements for taking the test prior to the time the test is given.

        Quizzes:

        Units of instruction that cover daily activities will be graded by quizzes. These quizzes are unannounced and cover material that has just been presented. Quizzes equal 1/3 of a test.
         

        Making Up Work After Absences:

        Students with absences will be expected to make up all work within three days after returning to school.  Extensions to this time limit may be granted by the teacher, principal or his designee in cases of extended excused absences or unforeseen circumstances.  Again, good judgment must be exercised to ensure that students who have absences are afforded ample time to complete make-up work. (Regulation 7.110)  The student is responsible for requesting, arranging and completing makeup work.

        Final Exam:

        The final exam covers all the material covered in the course. The questions come directly from the material presented in the daily classes. You will have a Final exam

        Final exams count 20% of the final grade.

        Final Grade:

        In figuring the final grades, any assigned project that a student has not turned in or test that have not been made up by the time the final exam is given is given automatically counts as a zero ( 0 ) . Exceptions to this rule can only be made directly with the parent and the principle.

         

        For more information visit the Virginia Department of Education web site:

         

        Grading Scale

        A+ 99-100
        B+ 92-93
        C+ 84-85
        D+ 76-77
        F 0-69
        A 96-98
        B   88-91
        C   80-83
        D   72-75
         
        A- 94-95
        B- 86-87
        C- 78-79
        D- 70-71
         
         

        A range = Thorough Mastery of Subject Matter

        B range = Above Average, Good Consistent Effort

        C range = Average Achievement

        D range = Below Average Achievement

        F = Poor Work, Lack of Comprehension

        *I = In order to reduce the number of failures and at the same time maintain high academic standards, teachers are encouraged to use “I” to indicate a grade when student’s work is not completed.

        A (+) or (-) must be used as needed with letter grades.

         


        Grading Policy

        Every 6 Weeks

        40% Class projects

        30% Tests and Quizzes

        3 Quizzes = 1 Test

        25% Class Participation

        5% Homework/Notebook