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Technology, Engineering, and Design

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Technology Engineering and Design program is designed to provide middle and high school students essential and enduring 21st century skills.
Technology Engineering and Design is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program that uses the arts, engineering, languages, technologies, AND sciences to understand, communicate, and design.

NATIONAL STANDARDS
The Standards for Technological Literacy were initiated by the International Technology Engineering Education Association (ITEEA) and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The project, Technology for All Americans, has created a rationale, structure, and framework for Technology Education K-12. These standards identify what all students should know and be able to do with respect to
understanding technology. The North Carolina Technology Engineering and Design Core and Visualization strands have been designed by the (ITEEA) STEM Center for Teaching and Learning, to reflect the Standards for Technological Literacy standards and benchmarks. The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association's STEM Center for Teaching and Learning
has developed the only standards-based national model for Grades K-12 that
delivers technological literacy. The model, Engineering by Design™ is built on
Standards for Technological Literacy (ITEEA); Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM); and Project 2061, Benchmarks for Science Literacy (AAAS).

CAREER CLUSTER ALIGNMENT
The Technology Engineering and Design program is designed to provide
students with appropriate, comprehensive preparation for careers and postsecondary education in the Science,Technology,Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Career Clusters™
. The Program of Studies is constructed to provide maximum career opportunities to students in those Career Clusters™
. Technology Engineering and Design courses also provide students core instruction in other Career Clusters™.

TED (Technology, Engineering, and Design)

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This course focuses on the nature and core concepts of technology, engineering, and design. Through engaging activities and hands-on project-based activities, students are introduced to the following concepts: elements and principles of design, basic engineering, problem solving, and teaming. Students apply research and development skills and produce physical and virtual models. Activities are structured to integrate physical and social sciences, mathematics, English language arts, and art. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Technology Student Association (TSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

TD (Technological Design)

over 2 years ago

This course continues to apply the skills, concepts, and principles of design. The design fields of graphics, industrial design, and architecture receive major emphasis. Engineering content and professional practices are presented through practical application. Working in design teams, students apply technology, science, and mathematics concepts and skills to solve engineering and design problems. Students research, develop, test, and analyze engineering designs using criteria such as design effectiveness, public safety, human factors, and ethics. Art, English language arts, mathematics and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Technology Student Association (TSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.