Careers and Technology

Mrs. Cullen

What is this class about?

Students are introduced to career opportunities available as described in the 16 Career Clusters and explore their career interests by creating their own animation of a career while learning about time management, organization and problem solving. Next, students explore their digital life and how their footprint will leave a lasting impression. Students will also become “Mythbusters” by creating and editing digital images to bust a science myth. Lastly, students will work collaboratively to design their own Mobile App!

Supply List

  • Folder
  • Pencil or Pen
  • Earbuds or headphones (optional)
  • Access to Google Chrome Browser and Internet at home (IF student needs to work at home for this class) - Highly recommended
  • Units of Study

    Quarter 1:
    Learning About Yourself
    • Time Management
    • Problem Solving
    • Career Clusters
    • Career Interest Animation Project

    Quarter 2:
    Digital Life 101
    • Searching Skills
    • Scams & Schemes
    • Digital Footprint Project

    Quarter 3:

    Dig the Data & Buyer Beware

    • Party Planning
    • MS Excel or Google Sheets
    • Online Shopping & Comparing Products

    Quarter 4:
    • Michigan eLibrary Databases
    • Citing Sources
    • Science Mythbusters with Digital Images
    • Interactive Learning
    • Mobile Computing and App Creation


    • Be prompt
    -Be in your seat and ready to learn when the bell rings.
    • Be prepared

    -Have materials with you and know due dates.

    • Be a polite and positive participant
    -Respect one another, no put downs.
    • Be productive
    -Turn in work on time, and always do your best.
    • Be a problem solver
    -Correct problems peacefully before they escalate.


    Each activity and lesson will be worth a point value. Students will earn a letter grade for this course. Most of the work will be online through Google Classroom. Check your grades frequently on MISTAR Student Connect or MISTAR Parent Portal at

    Who is Mrs. Cullen?

    I am a S.T.E.M. and technology teacher for 7th and 8th graders. I have been teaching for 18 years. My husband, three kids and I love to travel up north and spend time with family. I love to read and love to cook. One day, I would love to say that I visited all the National Parks in the United States.

    Contact Mrs. Cullen

    I am available for extra help before school and at lunch on A days. I will be out of the building on B days.