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Gateway To Technology - 7 Units
• Middle School curriculum (grades 6-8)
• 45 instructional days per unit
• 1.75 years of curriculum
• Two required units
– Design and Modeling
– Automation and Robotics
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Summer Core Training for Teachers at
SJSU College of Engineering
• 2 week training for foundation units (GTTF)
• 19 GTTF teachers trained Summer 2012 (58 total
teachers trained)
• Ongoing support by PLTW, SJSU staff, and Engineering
Ambassadors
• Support from fellow teachers at Best Practices Workshop
every May
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GTTF Cohort: SJSU College of Engineering, Summer 2012
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GTTF Cohort: SJSU College of Engineering, Summer 2012
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GTTF Cohort: SJSU College of Engineering, Summer 2012
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GTT Foundation
GTT Specialization
• Design & Modeling
• Automation & Robotics
• Energy & the Environment
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Flight & Space
Science of Technology
Magic of Electrons
Green Architecture
District Agreement:
A minimum course offering of Design & Modeling and Automation & Robotics must be provided.
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Unit 1: Design & Modeling (Required)
Key Concepts:
• What is Engineering?
• Design Process
• Measurement
• Sketching and Dimensioning Techniques
• Designing for Production
Project:
• Playground Design
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Unit 2: Automation & Robotics (Required)
Key Concepts:
• What is Automation and Robotics?
• Mechanical Systems
• Automated Systems
Project:
• Windmill Design
• Simulated Factory Cell
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Unit 3: Energy & the Environment
Key Concepts:
• Investigating Energy
• Sustainable Energy
• Making an Impact
Projects:
• Wind Power
• Energy Expo
• Penguin Dwellings
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Unit 4: Flight & Space
Key Concepts:
• History of Flight & Space
• Aeronautics
• Traveling & Living in Space
Projects:
• Aerospace Infomercial
• Airfoil Design
• AstroEngineer Serious Game
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Unit 5: Science of Technology
Key Concepts:
• Applied Chemistry
• Nanotechnology
• Applied Physics
Projects:
• Oil Spill
• Nano Products
• Rube Goldberg
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Unit 6: Magic of Electrons
Key Concepts:
• What is Electricity?
• Electronics
• Digital Electronics
Projects:
• Generators
• Circuit Design
• Logic Problems
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Unit 7: Green Architecture
Key Concepts:
• Introduction to Sustainability and
Architecture
• Architectural Basics
• Architectural Challenge
Projects:
• Architectural Scales, Measuring and
Drawings
• Building a Shed
• Designing a Sustainable Home from a
Shipping Container
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PLTW Pathway to Engineering:
Importance of Working with High Schools
• Creating a pathway from MS to HS
• Software license sharing
• Flexibility in offering GTT
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Registration and Implementation
1. Select a School District Delegate
2. Register the school district
3. Review the agreement, return to PLTW by March 15
4. Identify appropriate teachers
5. Teachers register for Core Training: after pre-assessment
6. Purchase required equipment and software:
PLTW purchasing manual
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Questions?
Katherine Casey
[email protected]
408-924-3838

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