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Educational and Applied Technology

The mission of the Educational and Applied Technology department is to provide students with knowledge and hands-on experience,by utilizing collaborative group work, project-based learning, real-world problem solving, creativity and S.T.E.A.M. skills. The courses in the department are designed to support and enhance learning in the core curriculum courses, while affording students the opportunity to further their technological literacy. Students will better understand how to live and work with current and future technologies and understand the careers available to them in an ever-changing workplace.

Throughout the middle school years, students have the opportunity to take the following course offerings:

6th grade

Technology Explorations

Introduction to Engineering

7th grade

Introduction to Coding

Design and Problem Solving

Multimedia Production and Design

Young Makers

Robotic Engineering I

8th grade

Environmental Engineering

Coding and Game Design

Robotic Engineering I

Robotics Engineering II

Family and Consumer Science

6th Grade Intro to Foods- Intro to Foods is an exciting, fun, hands-on class where students learn important life skills in the kitchen. Students learn about making good food choices and get to practice that with preparing recipes promoting a healthy diet. The course also teaches safety in the kitchen, how to read recipes, measure ingredients properly, and understand recipe terminology. Students will also get to try out a multitude of kitchen equipment and tools while focusing on nutritious food choices and practicing healthy food preparation techniques.

7th grade Cooking Explorations:  The purpose of Cooking Explorations Grade 7 quarter course is to introduce students to food preparation and its related applications, as well as to the cooperative group process. Emphasis will be on food preparation, kitchen equipment, recipe terminology, and safe work habits. Food-related theories are discussed in class and reinforced through practical student application in the laboratory.  Understanding why and what we eat will promote an awareness of the implications of a healthy diet.

8th Grade Creative Cooking – Creative Cooking class provides students opportunities to work in the kitchen while engaging in cooperative learning strategies and sound nutritional practices. The course will explore the culinary world, including different jobs related to the field, nutrition, safety, sanitation, proper tool and equipment use and culinary terminology. Students will prepare ingredients and cook recipes providing them with a fun and exciting hands on experience, while allowing them to develop practical life skills in the kitchen. The course is for students interested in the field and it will challenge students to establish a foundation for healthy eating, recipe creating, and proper kitchen performance all while complimenting a passion for food. 

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