6th Grade Applied Tech Exploratory program leads
to a two-year 7th/8th grade Project
Lead The Way (PLTW)'s GTT
and MESA program's at Angevine.
The Applied Technology Exploratory is a unique course designed for
hands-on learning. Students may select from over 20 hands-on projects
in exciting areas such as architecture, robotics, graphic arts, laser
technology, satellite communications, engineering, CAD, inventions,
micro-electronics, woodshop, or other fields of interest.
In the Applied Technology Exploratory, students work both as individuals
and as members of a team. Students will demonstrate safe and proper
use of materials, equipment, and tools, complete each self-selected
project, and document their work. Students will learn to lead, follow
instructions, cooperate with others, and work effectively to accomplish
a concrete task.
GTT is a Middle School curriculum designed to expose
students to a broad overview of the field of technology and its related
processes. Because engineers use mathematics, science, and technology
to solve problems, the course has been designed to be hands-on,
activity oriented, and team
based. It incorporates four units:
MESA will give students an opportunity to apply their
skills at competitions. Students build mousetrap cars, gliders, bridges,
and more to compete with area schools. Whether they bring home a trophy
or not, students will learn skills needed for team projects, practice
project management skills, and develop their self-confidence. This
past April, in the M.E.S.A. Day at the Mall, 12 of our student were
placed in the top 3 in 3 different events, and all received medals
for their performance!
rotations with other electives
Materials: Loose-leaf notebook, pen, pencil, & student
Positive attitude & understanding of classroom rules and procedures