6th Grade Technology—Design Thinking: An Introduction to Coding and Engineering in the World Around You
Students will be introduced to Design Thinking as a way to create code, engineer, and communicate. The course will use technology and engineering challenges as a way to immerse students in this process and learn how to apply Design Thinking to a variety of situations.
7th Grade Technology—Connected Technology: Engineering, Design and Coding
This course will build students' understanding of the Design Thinking process through the basics of designing and building with technology. Student will use basic tools, kits, and coding to make digital creations.
8th Grade Minors—Making: Designing and Building Kinetic Structures
Using a variety of hand tools and power tools, students will design and build 3 dimensional creative, moveable structures that interact with the world around them.
8th Grade Major: Creative Design and Technology
In this course, students will take a deeper dive into Technology and Design Thinking. Through the use of coding, students will create sophisticated interactive games and programs. Students will design and build three-dimensional kinetic objects and write the code to move and manipulate their creations. In addition, students will investigate social media and may design apps or websites that address a societal need.