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Technology Teachers
Page Updated: August 28, 2017
Mr. Christopher Bennett
Room 104
Mr. Andrew Kern
Room 301
Course Materials:
(Only accessible to enrolled students)
Web Design
Video Production I
Video Production II

Courses Offered:
Computer-Aided Drafting Technology I
Computer-Aided Drafting Technology II
Principles of Technology I
Principles of Technology II
Video Production I
Video Production II
Web Design
Television Studio

Computer-Aided Drafting Technology I (15043)
Due to enrollment limitations, Upper classmen are given priority - Meets Daily - 1.0 Credit
Students will learn to use drafting and design computer software programs and apply them to a variety of drawing and design situations. After a computer hardware/software orientation, students will learn to read and draw several types of technical drawings. This information will then be applied in the design process as students work individually on a number of architectural and mechanical design activities. Students will play the role of professional designers and planners who create design solutions to the given problems.

Some units covered in this course include: Use of the computer in drawing; Use of printers and plotters; Use Auto Cad Programs for design, drawing, and problem-solving.

Computer-Aided Drafting Technology II (15044)
Prerequisite: CAD I. Due to enrollment limitations, upper classmen are given priority - Meets Daily - 1.0 Credit
Students will continue their computer-aided drafting experience. Course will allow students to work at their own individual level with the Auto-Cad Program. Advanced level will include Auto Cad 3D, a 3-D drawing program and architectural drafting is available. Design and critical analysis is highlighted.

Some units covered in this course include: Advanced Drawing Applications; Architectural Drawing; and 3-D Solid Modeling.

Principles of Technology I (15041)
Due to enrollment limitations, upperclassmen are given priority - Meets Daily for One Semester - 1.0 Credit
Students will be introduced to advanced problem solving methods. The focus of the course is to develop a means of designing solutions to technical problems through brainstorming, analysis, prediction, construct testing and test result evaluation. Students will be presented with hypothetical or actual problems and proceed in small groups or individually, to create solutions. Presentation and analysis are culminating activities.

Some units covered in this course include: Communications; Transportation; Power Technology; Construction; Research Applications; Word Processing; and C. A. D.

Principles of Technology II (15042)
Prerequisite: Principles of Technology I. Due to enrollment limitations, upper classmen are given priority - Meets Daily for One Semester - 1.0 Credit
Principles of Technology II is the second course in a sequential series in the technology curriculum. Students will be introduced to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) while working on a project as a group or individually. A number of STEM activities will be applied to help students as they design and build a fully working electric guitar. This exciting project can be done as a group, where a guitar will be built for a school organization or local business or individually, where the student will purchase the kit and build the guitar. No guitar playing experience is necessary for this class, but certainly is welcomed. Some units covered include: woodworking, engineering, 3D design (solid works), prototyping, electronics, guitar set up, science and mathematics that apply to guitar use and design, research applications, word processing.

*** If a student would like to build his or her own guitar, there will be a cost involved. This is not a requirement and arrangements will be made for a student to build a guitar for a group or organization, at no cost to them. ***

Video Production I (15377)
Prerequisite: None. Due to enrollment limitations, upper classmen are given priority - Meets Daily for One Semester - 1.0 Credit
Throughout the Video Production course, students will explore the history of video technology and concepts associated with visual storytelling, as well as gaining experience with recording equipment and professional-grade non-linear editing and motion-graphics software to create their own video presentations. The objectives of this class include: demonstrating a knowledge of visual storytelling techniques, vocabulary, and concepts through the pre-production process, developing a working command of recording equipment through the production stage, and displaying competent usage of computer software and editing techniques through the final phase of post-production.

Some units covered in this course include: History of Film & Video; How a Camera Works; Scriptwriting; Storyboarding; Filming Techniques; Editing Software; and Music & Sound FX.

Video Production II (15089)
Prerequisite: 70% of higher in Video Production I - Meets Daily for One Semester - 1.0 Credit
The Video Production II curriculum will build upon the foundation established in Video Production, delving deeper into production (filming) processes and post-production (editing) concepts using Adobe Premiere Pro. Students will also be introduced to motion graphics, animation, and special effects through the use of Adobe After Effects. In addition, the school’s Television Studio, teleprompters, and green-screen will be a valuable resource as students expand their experience with the various facets of Video Production.

Video Production II will focus on advanced aspects of the production process and will require a more independent and self-disciplined approach on behalf of the students. Over the course of the semester, students will write, plan, budget, direct, film, edit, and create graphics for their own short (15-30 minutes) student film, a multi-step process which allows for interdisciplinary connections to nearly all PA Core subject areas.

Web Design (15378)
Prerequisite: None. Due to enrollment limitations, upper classmen are given priority - Meets Daily for One Semester - 1.0 Credit
Throughout this course, students will be introduced to the key principles and technologies of effective and attractive web design, focusing on both the aesthetic appearance of the site's imagery as well as the basic programming languages that enable the site's functionality. The objective of this class is to produce a website that demonstrates thoughtful planning through logical content organization and consideration for a target audience, attractive site design through artistic principles and a working command of graphic software, and the utilization and implementation of the HTML programming language to create a functioning website.

Some units covered in this course include: History of the Web and Internet; Photoshop Tools; Elements and Principles of Design; Designing for Web; Site Maps and Content Creation; HTML Basics; and Dreamweaver Software Basics.

Television Studio
Prerequisite: Video Production with a final grade of 75% or higher. Due to enrollment limitations, upper classmen are given priority - Meets Daily for One Semester - 1.0 Credit
The Television Studio curriculum will expose students to the challenges of producing a live daily television broadcast. Students will gain experience with broadcasting equipment including cameras, microphones, video switchers, audio boards, teleprompters, and studio lighting. Students will also become familiar with professional editing and graphics software, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Pinnacle Studio, MirrorScript Pro, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Additionally, students will gain valuable journalism experience by writing and conducting school-related news reports, interviews, sports coverage, and other studentinterest segments. Students will write, plan, budget, direct, film, edit, and create graphics for their own news segments, a multistep process which allows for interdisciplinary connections to nearly all Common Core subject areas.