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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





Gateway to technology 7 units

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

Katherine.casey@sjsu.edu

408-924-3838