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

Tech Foundations: Unit 1

We are learning lab safety, personal learning styles, and ethics in the workplace.

In this unit, students will identify school policies and procedures related to safety measures in the lab. Once learned, students will compare and contrast safety issues in the classroom to safety issues in industry.

Additionally, students will identify their personality type and individual learning style. As a class, we will report on how personality traits affect teamwork and leadership skills.

Essential Questions we'll cover:

  • Why is Internet restriction software available and important?
  • Why do some people not work well together?
  • Why is safety important in a computer lab?
  • How are ethics relevant in today's society?

Technology Foundations Units

STEM: Unit 1

STEM students will be learning safety protocol, the importance of personality development on teamwork, and the emerging careers in the technology field.

In this unit, students will demonstrate the importance of safety and proper use of lab equipment. Once learned, students will compare and contrast safety issues in the classroom to safety issues in industry.

Additionally, students will identify potential influences that shape the personality development to develop effective leadership and communication skills.

Essential Questions we'll cover:

  • What would happen if there were no rules or regulations?
  • Why do some people not work well together?
  • How do people get the jobs they want to have?

Class Schedule:

1st Period:

Planning

2rd Period:

STEM

3th Period:

STEM

4th Period:

STEM

5th Period:

Technology Foundations

6th Period:

STEM

7th Period:

Technology Foundations

8th Period:

STEM

Look at what we've done!!!

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

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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Classroom Management:

Students will be reviewed on the Technology Foundations (ICTIII) & STEM Classroom/Lab Rules and Procedures document at the beginning of the year. Students and parents need to review this document together. All students will be expected to follow these rules and procedures.