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Gateway To Technology - 7 Units. Middle School curriculum (grades 6-8) 45 instructional days per unit 1.75 years of curriculum Two required units Design and Modeling Automation and Robotics. Summer Core Training for Teachers at SJSU College of Engineering.

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gateway to technology 7 units
Gateway To Technology - 7 Units
  • Middle School curriculum (grades 6-8)
  • 45 instructional days per unit
  • 1.75 years of curriculum
  • Two required units
    • Design and Modeling
    • Automation and Robotics
summer core training for teachers at sjsu college of engineering
Summer Core Training for Teachers at SJSU College of Engineering
  • 2 week training for foundation units (GTTF)
  • 19 GTTF teachers trained Summer 2012 (58 total teachers trained)
  • Ongoing support by PLTW, SJSU staff, and Engineering Ambassadors
  • Support from fellow teachers at Best Practices Workshop every May
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Design & Modeling

  • Automation & Robotics
  • Energy & the Environment

Required

GTT Foundation

  • Flight & Space
  • Science of Technology
  • Magic of Electrons
  • Green Architecture

GTT Specialization

District Agreement:

A minimum course offering of Design & Modeling and Automation & Robotics must be provided.

unit 1 design modeling required
Unit 1: Design & Modeling (Required)

Key Concepts:

  • What is Engineering?
  • Design Process
  • Measurement
  • Sketching and Dimensioning Techniques
  • Designing for Production

Project:

  • Playground Design
unit 2 automation robotics required
Unit 2: Automation & Robotics (Required)

Key Concepts:

  • What is Automation and Robotics?
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Automated Systems

Project:

  • Windmill Design
  • Simulated Factory Cell
unit 3 energy the environment
Unit 3: Energy & the Environment

Key Concepts:

  • Investigating Energy
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Making an Impact

Projects:

  • Wind Power
  • Energy Expo
  • Penguin Dwellings
unit 4 flight space
Unit 4: Flight & Space

Key Concepts:

  • History of Flight & Space
  • Aeronautics
  • Traveling & Living in Space

Projects:

  • Aerospace Infomercial
  • Airfoil Design
  • AstroEngineer Serious Game
unit 5 science of technology
Unit 5: Science of Technology

Key Concepts:

  • Applied Chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Applied Physics

Projects:

  • Oil Spill
  • Nano Products
  • Rube Goldberg
unit 6 magic of electrons
Unit 6: Magic of Electrons

Key Concepts:

  • What is Electricity?
  • Electronics
  • Digital Electronics

Projects:

  • Generators
  • Circuit Design
  • Logic Problems
unit 7 green architecture
Unit 7: Green Architecture

Key Concepts:

  • Introduction to Sustainability and Architecture
  • Architectural Basics
  • Architectural Challenge

Projects:

  • Architectural Scales, Measuring and Drawings
  • Building a Shed
  • Designing a Sustainable Home from a Shipping Container
pltw pathway to engineering importance of working with high schools
PLTW Pathway to Engineering: Importance of Working with High Schools
  • Creating a pathway from MS to HS
  • Software license sharing
  • Flexibility in offering GTT
registration and implementation
Registration and Implementation
  • Select a School District Delegate
  • Register the school district
  • Review the agreement, return to PLTW by March 15
  • Identify appropriate teachers
  • Teachers register for Core Training: after pre-assessment
  • Purchase required equipment and software:

PLTW purchasing manual

questions
Questions?

Katherine Casey

[email protected]

408-924-3838

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