The Technology and Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses will expose students to the many different career options that are available to them post high school through project based activities. Areas include Business, Culinary, Engineering, Family and Consumer Science, Journalism, and Yearbook. In these courses, students will research college and career options, build technical and problem solving skills, and collaborate with peers to create innovative solutions to problems. The courses are designed with input from industry to give students real world experience and the skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond.
Listed below are the Enduring Understandings of the Technology and CTE curriculum. These are statements that summarize important ideas and core processes that are central to a discipline and have lasting value beyond the classroom.
- Creativity and Innovation: Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology
- Communication and Collaboration: Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
- Research and Information Fluency: Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
- Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making: Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
- Digital Citizenship: Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
- Career Exploration: Students will research, explore, and experience many different career options.
- College and Career Readiness: Students will be able to work as a team, communicate in many different forms, and understand and applying the skills necessary to become successful in their chosen field.