Gateway to Technology

September 21-25

Design Process and Design Elements

This week students are learning the design process. This is a six step process that is used in the industry when designing products. They are anxious to begin designing! Ask them about the process, the decision matrix and the design brief. These are all terms that they will soon become very familiar with.

The students have also learned about design elements and how they effect products. We will do a walk on Wednesday to look at the design elements present in architecture. The students should enjoy this :)

Test Friday

Students will have a test this Friday on the unit 1 vocabulary. The vocabulary is on schoology. If you go to the course, then click on materials, then click on Design and modeling, you will then open the folder titled Unit 1. The list of words and terms will be located there. They will also have their first engineering journal check. This is also a test grade. We have spent time in class making sure the Table of Contents and other criteria are in place.


We will be returning to our computer lab this week! The students are very excited about our new computers. I know I am glad to be back in our room!


If you did not get your parent letter for access to Schoology at open house, please email me and I will send it to you. I think you will find that this adds another layer of communication to strengthen my partnership with you in educating your child!

Guest speaker assistance

If you know someone who is in the engineering field, would you please fill this form out? I would like to have some guest speakers available or if you could just be a resource that would be wonderful!

Report Cards

Thursday, Sep. 24th, 3:30pm

This is an online event.

Can you believe it is the end of the first six weeks? Time has flown!