• Technology Transfer (8405)

    Riverheads High School

    Course Syllabus

    2010-2011

    Course Description

    Technology Transfer is the second high school course and builds upon the first course, Technology Foundations. The central theme of this course is the integration of the technological systems of production, energy, communication, transportation, and other related technologies and other school disciplines. Interrelated or thematic activities in this course challenge students to use the technological method to solve practical problems in a variety of systems or subsystems.

    Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11

    Prerequisite: Technology Foundations (8403)

    36 Weeks

    Competency List

      1. Demonstrate how universal components make up a technological system.
      2. Apply the technological method as a problem-solving process.
      3. Discuss safety procedures and practices.
      4. Use tools, machines, materials, and processes properly.
      5. Identify math terms and procedures that are applicable to technology.
      6. Convey three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface.
      7. Identify math terms and procedures that are applicable to technology.
      8. Identify science laws and principles that are applicable to technology.
      9. Develop modeling techniques.
      10. Demonstrate and practice group cooperation and leadership skills.
      Competency 2: Integrate technological systems and other school disciplines.
        1. Meet defined responsibilities as a member of a problem-solving team.
        2. Identify major technological problems, and design systems to address them.
        3. Evaluate and improve the effectiveness of group dynamics.
        4. Apply and expand concepts and skills from the systems of production, communication, energy/power, and transportation and other disciplines such as math, science, language arts, and social studies to solve technological problems.
        5. Improve problem-solving abilities.
        6. Recognize the interrelatedness of technological systems.
        7. Recognize the contribution of technology to the free enterprise system.
        8. Recognize career opportunities in a variety of technological fields.
        9. Identify and assess the impacts of technology on society and the environment.

      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 cover all the material covered in the course. The questions come directly from the material presented in the daily classes. Final exams count 20% of the final grade.

      All students must take the final exam.

      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

      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  


      Grading Policy:
       

      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.

      Every 6 Weeks

      40% Class projects

      30% Tests and Quizzes

      3 Quizzes = 1 Test

      25% Class Participation

      5% Homework/Notebook