Technology, Engineering & Design
By Joseph Shearon
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.
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 Learninghas 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 & CommunicationsCareer 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™.