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Amanda Cassel

About Mrs. Cassel:
Hello, all! My name is Amanda Cassel, and I am so honored to teach 7th grade Technology Foundations & 8th grade Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) this year at Union Middle School. I look forward to teaching each of your children this year. Please contact me if you have any questions or need any additional information at cassela@unionyellowjackets.org

This 9 Weeks in Tech Foundations...

We are learning Workplace Skills!

Students will dive into a career to learn the many skills needed to get hired and advance. 

In this unit, the students will demonstrate desirable employability traits and effective interviewing skills. 

Essential Questions we'll cover:
  • How would you explain the difference between a job and a career?
  • How are interests and skills different?
  • What are some basic skills you may use at work?
  • How do you write an effective resume?

Technology Foundations Units

Unit 1: Orientation and Ethics

Unit 2: Internet Tools in the Classroom

Unit 3: Computing Fundamentals

Unit 4: Windows and Operating Systems 

Unit 5: Keyboarding

Unit 6: Word Processing/Desktop Publishing 

Unit 7: Multimedia Presentations

Unit 8: Spreadsheet Applications

Unit 9: Social Media 

Unit 10: Career Exploration



This 9 weeks in STEM ...

We will be studying sustainability and robotics. 

Students will be learning how their ecological footprint affects the environment and work to create alternatives that are more "green." Using CAD software, our culminating project will involve students designing a green alternative to an everyday object and printing their design on the 3D printer.

Then, we will move into robotics where students learn the language of computers to code their built robot to complete certain tasks. Each student will be able to critically analyze the robot's moves and actions in order to determine the appropriate code needed OR to problem solve any trouble spots. 

We are looking to finish this school year strong!

STEM Units

Unit 1: Orientation and Ethics

Unit 2: Technology Literacy 

Unit 3: The Design Process 

Unit 4: Emerging Technologies

Unit 5: Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Unit 6: Sustainable Design and Technology

Unit 7: Power and Energy 

Unit 8: Robotics Simulation 

Unit 9: Financial and 
Economic Literacy 

Unit 10: Workplace Skills: School to Careers

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Look at what we've done!!!

Amanda Cassel,
Aug 2, 2017, 12:58 PM