Middle School STEAM
The technology goal of the Middle School is to effectively prepare all students for a multicultural, global, digital, 21st Century world by providing them with the necessary resources and essential skills they will need for college and their future careers. These skills include the ability and confidence to use a broad range of technologies for problem-solving, research, productivity, communications and lifelong learning. Technology should always serve to improve student academic achievement and to enhance the curriculum with challenging, purposeful instructional design.
This introduction to technology program grades 6, 7 and 8 is developed in concert with the New York State Regents mandates. Activities are based on ten learning modules, from the history of technology to the use of computers and automated systems. It is stressed that technology is actually the application of academic knowledge to solve man’s practical problems and extend human capabilities. Technology education enhances science, math, social studies and language arts skills, and gives a practical application of this knowledge.