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Career & Technical Education Programs (CTE)

Computer Science Explorations
(Amazon Engineering)

Grade Level: 7-8
Length: One Semester

In this course, students will learn foundational concepts and skills of computer science (CS) and programming. Students will explore using computers to solve problems and express themselves. The course is designed to be engaging and relevant to students’ lives. The course takes a wide lens on computer science as a medium for creative expression and to help inspire students as they build, remix and share animations, games, stories, music and art, in a collaborative environment.

Nutrition & Wellness

kids in medicine

Grade Level: 7-8
Length: One Semester

Nutrition and Wellness is a semester long, 8th grade elective that focuses on promoting physical, mental, and emotional wellness. Units of study integrate the following...

*Physical Health - Students will participate in fun, fitness related activities.

*Healthy Eating - Students will learn about the importance of food safety and nutritious eating and practice these skills during in-class cooking labs.

*Mental Health - Students will learn about the importance of stress management and practice strategies to help manage stress effectively.

*Social Health - Students will learn about the importance of healthy, social interactions and practice skills that promote positive relationships with family, friends, and classmates.

Robotics

Grade Level: 7-8
Length: One Semester

This course helps students develop their skills and knowledge for the design and construction of robotic devices. Topics may include mechanics, electrical and motor controls, pneumatics, computer basics and programmable logic controllers. Students will work in teams to enhance leadership and problem solving experiences.

STEM Foods

STEM Foods

Grade Level: 7-8
Length: One Semester

STEM Foods is a semester long, lab based elective that covers the following units of study...

• Kitchen safety - kitchen injury and food borne illness prevention

• Cooking basics- reading recipes, measuring accuracy, and common kitchen equipment

• Basic scientific principles of food preparation

• Preventing global malnutrition and food sustainability

• Historical and cultural foods

STEM Technology

Grade Level: 7-8
Length: One Semester

This course provides an introduction to engineering and 3D modeling. Students will learn to create and modify 3D geocentric shapes using Inventor 3D Modeling software. Students will learn to take multiple 3D objects and connect them together to make other objects.

Video Production Foundations

Video

Grade Level: 7-8
Length: One Semester

This course will focus on a career exploration in the field of visual communications. Students will explore the areas that cover design, production, display, and presentation of material of all types (advertising education, illustrative, etc.) using the media that best displays the illustration. Media includes digital photography, animation, computerized graphics, video, audio, and methods of presentation.

Yearbook

Grade Level: 7-8
Length: One Semester

This class will emphasize writing style with technique as well as production values, marketing, and organization. Students will be introduced to the concepts of newsworthiness and press responsibilities; develop skills in writing and editing stories, headline, and captions; and teach students the principles of production design, layout, and printing. Photography and photojournalism skills may be included. Students will produce a series of publications to demonstrate their knowledge of concepts learned. Students may earn high school elective credit in this middle school class.