Design Technology Education

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION: DESIGN YEAR 4-GENERAL EXPLORATIONS

(MADGE09-IB)

Design and Technology is a course which encourages students to investigate, design, build, test and present projects.  Optional fee for enrichment materials-$25.   Topics such as those listed below will be covered:

  • Engineering                                                 
  • Aerospace                                                    
  • Aviation                                                        
  • Aerodynamics / Propulsion                         
  • Buoyancy and Density            
  • Power and Energy
  • Mouse Trap Vehicles
  • Mechanics Gears, Levers and Pulleys
  • Boat Building
  • Model Bridges
  • Rockets
  • Model Glider
  • CO2 Dragster

DESIGN YEAR 5-TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION: DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY 10

(MTEC-10-IB ~ 4 CREDITS APPLIED SKILLS)

NOTE: For grade 10 students only

This course will provide students with opportunities to create design solutions to meet a variety of technological challenges.  The course is intended to build on the skills developed in DT9. Students will engage in Inquiry modeled on the IB Design Cycle and will research, plan and create designs to build functional models or create prototypes.  Students will then assess their projects within the IB framework and reflect on their solutions. Students will use a variety of medium to express their Design solutions including; Mechanical Drafting and Technical Drawing, use 3D printing to communicate shape and use a traditional Woodworking shop to build various design challenges.  Optional fee for enrichment materials-$25.

It is recommended that students have completed DT9, or get Instructor approval prior to enrolling in this course.

FINE ARTS AND APPLIED SKILLS: WOOD, WELDING AND DESIGN 11

(YCOT-1AWWD ~ 4 CREDITS FINE ARTS and/or APPLIED SKILLS)

Recommended Preliminary Course=  one of the following courses: Art 9, 11, or Media 9, 11 or Technology Education 9 or 10.

The process of creating encompasses perceiving, responding and communicating. Technology and the process of design are universal elements in our lives. The function of this course is to provide students with further study in design to create and construct.

Students will acquire a variety of woodworking and metal skills that can be utilized when manufacturing designs evolved from drawings, illustrations and computer applications. Students will also develop increased fluency in image development and design through practice in their sketchbooks. They will be expected to document illustrated and written solutions as well as inspirations in their sketchbooks.

By the end of the course students must safely and skillfully produce a functional device and create a work of art demonstrating the elements and principles of design.  Optional fee for enrichment materials-$60.

Note:  Students may receive credit for only one of Wood, Welding and Design 11 or Art Basics 11

CARPENTRY & JOINERY: RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION 12

(MCJ–12 ~ 4 CREDITS APPLIED SKILLS)

NOTE: For grade 11 and 12 students only

Carpentry and Joinery 12: Residential Construction 12 is intended for students interested in, or considering employment opportunities in, the building trades. Opportunities abound for people for both summer jobs as well as careers; this course is intended to provide students with experiences and skills to better prepare them for this job market.

Curriculum topics may include: Health and Safety, Personal Management, Mathematical Applications, Materials, Site Preparation and Foundations, Framing Roofing Interior and Exterior finishing. To augment the course other skilled trades (Electricians, Plumbers, Gas Fitters, Heating and Venting, etc ) will be invited to present their trades to the students.  Optional fee for enrichment materials-$65.

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