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Employment Portfolio Unit
7 8 9 10 11 12

Employment Portfolio Unit

The lessons in this unit will consist of activities that teach the student how to write a portfolio for a student organization or for a future job. The areas are: * Job Applications * Resumes *Job Interviews This unit is brought to you by Anita Homesley, with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team.

Defend Your Solution to a Real World Problem STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Defend Your Solution to a Real World Problem STEM Integrated Project

This is a Linked Learning unit based on the Engineering Design Process Portfolio Scoring Rubric (EDPPSR) Component 2, which has the following elements: - Design Concept Generation, Analysis and Selection - Application of STEM Principles and Practices - Consideration of Design Viability - The project presented here is the design of a projectile lau…

FAIL! Using the Engineering Design Process to Design an Electric Vehicle STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

FAIL! Using the Engineering Design Process to Design an Electric Vehicle STEM Integrated Project

This unit uses the engineering design process (EDP) to design and build a battery powered go-kart, bicycle, or boat or some other large scale CTE project. In the CTE course, the students choose their project and establish their path throughout the remainder of the course. Introduction to the EDP uses case studies in engineering failures to help rei…

Engineering a Better Mousetrap Car STEM Integrated Project
10 11 12

Engineering a Better Mousetrap Car STEM Integrated Project

Racing (competition) is fundamental to human nature and our way of life. Making the right decisions based on evidence is fundamental to the engineering design process. This project explores competition and decision making through the Mousetrap car. The project is designed to last two weeks. The culmination of this project is a Race Day where s…

The Engineering Design Process: Design a Soccer Cleat Dirt Removal Mat PBL Project
9 10 11 12 A

The Engineering Design Process: Design a Soccer Cleat Dirt Removal Mat PBL Project

As time and technology have advanced, the process of designing products has become quicker, more precise, and more efficient, which enables changes to be made when needed. The process for getting a concept to a marketable solution is also being completed with higher quality and in far less time. In this project, students will work in teams of two …

There's an App for That! STEM Integrated Project

Mobile devices, like smart phones are changing our lives. Mobile apps are revolutionizing the way we think and communicate. In the palm of our hands, we can access information anywhere. The numbers of apps available are staggering. If you have a tablet or phone, you have an app on it. Creating an app is a new tool for 21st century students. The mob…

Virtual Reality and the Immigrant Crisis STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Virtual Reality and the Immigrant Crisis STEM Integrated Project

This project will explore the dynamics of immigration, and the impact that immigrants have on populations, using a multidisciplinary approach (Graph Communication, Math, World Languages and Biology). In Graphic Design, students will explore the issues related to immigration. Exploration will include why people move to a new country, city, state; w…

Fashion & Design: Creating a Clothing Line PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Fashion & Design: Creating a Clothing Line PBL Project

Have you even wanted to design your own line of clothes? In the PBL project "Fashion & Design: Creating a Clothing Line," students will get to do just that! They'll research trends and influencing factors of fashion through the decades and then use what they've learned along with their own individuality and creative ability to develop a sportswear…

Fashion, Design & Market a Necktie PBL Project
9 10

Fashion, Design & Market a Necktie PBL Project

In this project, students will be able to learn about the elements and principles of design as it relates to the Fashion industry. Students will apply the elements and principles of design to a "line" of neckties for a "high-end" department store such as Nordstrom's or Bloomingdale's. Students will also learn about wholesale vs retail, and create…

Email, Phone and Video Interviewing Skills PBL Project
11 12 A

Email, Phone and Video Interviewing Skills PBL Project

This project consists of a series of lessons in which students learn the rules, norms and manners for using professional email, phone and video communications. The project culminates with the student being asked interview questions by a fellow student and video recording the question/answer session. Students will then evaluate their own and two ot…

Communication Skills PBL Project
9 10 11 12 A

Communication Skills PBL Project

"I have no idea what you are talking about!" "Whatever." "You're an idiot." "Never mind." These are all poor forms of communication. Chances are you've used them and/or you've heard them. Good communication can benefit all of us in all areas of our lives. The following lessons are designed to help students better communicate at home, scho…

Pre-Job Skills Training (PST) PBL Project
11 12

Pre-Job Skills Training (PST) PBL Project

Do you remember getting your first job? Did it match your expectations of what working would actually be like? The workplace can sometimes present new situations that are difficult to navigate, especially for an inexperienced younger person. A boss that compliments you on what you're wearing...a lot. An attitude that safety is over-rated. Unspoke…

Robot EV3: Build It! Program It! Sense It! Operate It! PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Robot EV3: Build It! Program It! Sense It! Operate It! PBL Project

In these four PBL lessons, students will work together to identify rolls, tasks, and materials needed to operate a robot. Students will complete four lessons (Robot EV3: Build It! Program It! Sense It! Operate It!) to learn how to design, build and create a program for an EV3 robot that can sense its environment and act by making a sound when it i…

Identify and Justify a Real-World Problem STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Identify and Justify a Real-World Problem STEM Integrated Project

This is a Linked Learning unit based on the Engineering Design Process Scoring Rubric (EDPPSR), Element A, Identification and Justification of the Problem. In our experience, high school students struggle to clearly and objectively identify real-world problems. They also struggle with research requiring students to critically read and integrate kn…

The Body As A Crime Scene STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

The Body As A Crime Scene STEM Integrated Project

In any assault, whether it's a punch in the nose or a murder, the BODY is a crime scene in its own right. It contains physical evidence that can be examined in place, documented, collected and then subjected to further detailed analysis in the crime laboratory. When done in a careful, methodical manner an unbiased story of what happened can be dis…

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