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Connecticut Standards

Connecticut Technology Education Standards

Students will:

  1. Understand the link between technology and the economy, and recognize that link as the force
    behind societal emergence and evolution.
  2. Understand the impact that technology has on the social, cultural and environmental aspects of their lives.
  3. Become aware of the world of work and its function in society, diversity, expectations, trends and requirements.
  4. Recognize technology as the result of a creative act, and will be able to apply disciplined problem-solving strategies
    to enhance invention and innovation.
  5. Identify and develop leadership attributes and apply them in team situations.
  6. Know the origins, properties and processing techniques associated with the material build ing blocks of technology.
  7. Understand and be able to effectively apply physical, graphic and electronic communications techniques in
    processing, transmitting, receiving and organizing information.
  8. Understand and be able to demonstrate the methods involved in turning raw materials into usable products.
  9. Understand transportation systems and the environments used to move goods and people, and the subsystems common to each.
  10. Demonstrate the techniques of enterprise and how they relate to product and service production,
    economics, human and material resources, and technology.
  11. Students will be able to apply the engineering design process to achieve desired outcomes across all technology content areas.

Understandings:

  • Economics: Students will understand the link between technology and the economy, and recognize that
    link as the force behind societal emergence and evolution.
  • Technological Impacts: Students will understand the impact that technology has
    on the social, cultural and environmental aspects of their lives.
  • Career Awareness: Students will become aware of the world of work and its function
    in society, diversity, expectations, trends and requirements.
  • Problem Solving/Research and Development: Students will recognize technology
    as the result of a creative act, and will be able to apply disciplined problem-solving strategies
    to enhance invention and innovation.
  • Leadership: Students will identify and develop leadership attributes and apply them in team situations.
  • Materials and Processes: Students will know the origins, properties and processing techniques
    associated with the material building blocks of technology.
  • Communication Systems: Students will understand and be able to effectively apply
    physical, graphic and electronic communications techniques in processing,
    transmitting, receiving and organizing information.
  • Production Systems: Students will understand and be able to demonstrate the methods
    involved in turning raw materials into usable products.
  • Production Systems: Students will understand and be able to demonstrate the methods
    involved in turning raw materials into usable products.
  • Transportation Systems: Students will understand transportation systems and the environments
    used to move goods and people, and the subsystems common to each.
  • Enterprise: Students will demonstrate the techniques of enterprise and how they relate to product
    and service production, economics, human and material resources, and technology.
  • Engineering Design: Student will be able to apply the engineering design process to achieve
    desired outcomes across all technology content areas.
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