Project Lead the Way - Oak Park Elementary School District 97

Report
Proposal: District 97
Project Lead the Way
Gateway to Technology
March 19, 2013
“Oak Park Elementary School District 97
will be nationally recognized for preparing
students to pursue college and career
opportunities through purposeful and
respectful learning experiences.”
Oak Park Elementary School District 97
Vision Statement, 2012
Our Challenge
Beginning in 1901,the Nobel
Prize in Physics and Chemistry
have been awarded to 26
chemical, civil, electrical,
mechanical, and metallurgical
engineers. Let’s lay the ground
work to add a D97 graduate to
this pantheon!
The Timing Could Not Be Better
• Our nation is calling out for engineers
• The referendum promised curricular
innovation
• Over the past seven years, D97 has supported a
hugely successful robotics program
• The OPEF robotics program has energized and excited
students and the community about the district’s next
steps in technological arena
It is time for that next step…
Picture
A challenging, hands-on, three-year Project Based,
Middle School Design program that introduces
sixth, seventh, and eighth graders elements of:
 Science
 Technology
 Engineering
 Math
Imagine
A D97 classes where students:
• Demonstrate creative and critical thinking and
problem solving skills
• Develop time management skills and learn to
meet project deadlines
• Experience and practice the professional code
of conduct required in the hard sciences
• Acquire an ability to cope with failure, learn
from the experience, and try again
• WORK HARD, LEARN, and have FUN
Visualize
A D97 course that embodies the
Common Core State Standards
expectations of developing students
who:
• research, analyze, create, and communicate
• are digital rhetors , who communicate in print,
orally, and digitally
• work as individuals and team members
Introducing…
Gateway to Technology Program
What is GTT?
• The PLTW Gateway To Technology (GTT) is a national
program that features a project-based curriculum
designed to challenge and engage the natural curiosity
and imagination of middle school students.
• Students envision, design and test their ideas with the
same advanced modeling software used by companies
like Lockheed Martin, Intel and Sprint.
• The knowledge that students gain and the skills they
build from GTT create a strong foundation for further
STEM learning in high school and beyond.
A Proposed Course Structure
Year of
Implementation
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
Year 1
2013-14
Design &
Modeling
(Elective Choice)
(Elective Choice)
Design & Modeling Design & Modeling
Year 2
2014-15
Design &
Modeling
(Elective Choices)
Automated
Robotics
Design & Modeling
Green Architecture Automated Robotics
Green Architecture
Year 3
2015-16
Design &
Modeling
Automated
Robotics
Green Architecture
Medical Detectives
Automated Robotics
Green Architecture
Medical Detectives
Advanced Robotics
Design and Modeling Course
Key Concepts:
•
•
•
•
What is Engineering?
Design Process
Measurement
Sketching and Dimensioning
Techniques
• Designing for Production
Automation and Robotics Course
Key Concepts:
• What is Automation and
Robotics?
• Mechanical Systems
• Automated Systems
• Sample Projects:
 Windmill Design
 Simulated Factory Cell
Green Architecture
Key Concepts:
• Introduction to Sustainable
Architecture
• Architectural Basis
• Architecture Challenges
Medical Detectives
Key Concepts:
• Introduction to Medical Careers
• Introduction to Vital Signs
• Introduction to Treatment of
Diseases
• Introduction to the Human
Body System
• Introduction to Crime Scene
Analysis
Program Costs Year 1
Description
Unit Cost
Quantity
Total
Two week training for Design &
Modeling in July 2013
$1175
4 Teachers
$4,700
Annual Participation Fee
$750
2 (One per school)
$1,500
Design Modeling Equipment –
One Time Cost
$500
6 classroom sets
(4 sets for the 6th
grade and 2 for a
7th/8th grade option)
$3,000
Consumables (Print Shop)
$300
Total:
$9,500
Program Costs Year 2
Description
Unit Cost
Quantity
Total
Annual Participation Fee
$750
2
$1,500
Training: Automated Robotics &
Green Architecture
$1,175
4 Teachers
$4,700
Automated Robotics
Equipment One Time Cost
$6000
2
$12,000
Green Architecture
Equipment One Time Cost
$400
4
$1,600
Consumables – Print Shop
$1,200
Total :
$22,000
Program Costs Year 3
Description
Unit Cost
Quantity
Total
Annual Participation Fee
$750
2
$1500
Training Green Medical
Detectives
$1,175
2 Teachers
$2350
Medical Detectives
Equipment One Time Cost
$1000
2 classroom sets
$2,000
Advanced Robotics
Equipment One Time Cost
$6000
2 classroom sets
$12,000
Consumables – Print Shop
$1,2000
Total :
$17,850
Design Lab Set Up
 2 labs of




28 Computers
A Ceiling Mounted Projector
One Printer (could be shared between the labs)
An abundance of Storage for Equipment and
Projects
 Bins
 Shelves
Lab Set Up Cost
Description
Unit
Cost
Quantity
Total
Student Laptops
* Meet the GTT Specs
$1,600
28 x 4 = 112
(2 Labs per building)
$179,200
Teacher Laptops
(Same specs as students)
$1,600
4
$6,400
Printer
$600
2
$1,200
Sub-Total
$186,800
Less Planned Computer
Replacement Costs
$90,000
Total:
$96,800
Please note:
• All PLTW curriculum is online; no
textbook purchase will be required
• After initial start up fees only
consumables and the participation fee
will need to be purchased each year
How Does this fit with IB?
 The focus of MYP technology is to challenge
students to use both materials and computer
applications to solve problems using the design
cycle.
 IB and GTT complement each other well!
Articulation with OPRF
• OPRF is a certified PLTW school.
• We have met with the teachers and they are
excited about the possibility of a GTT program
at the middle schools.
• Our program will help better prepare the
students for high school and the challenges of
life beyond.
Thank you for the
opportunity to
present this
proposal

similar documents