Upper Moreland School District Planned Course
Course: Introduction to Technical Drawing/Computer-Aided Drafting
(CAD) Grade 9-12 Watch the video
Pennsylvania Career Standards:
13.1 Career Awareness and Preparation
13.2 Career Acquisition
13.3 Career Retention and Advancement
Pennsylvania Standards: PA Science and Technology Standards
3.1 Unifying Themes
3.2 Inquiry and Design
3.6 Technology Education
3.7 Technological Devices
3.8 Science Technology and Human Endeavors
ISTE Standards: Standards for Technology in Education
1 Creativity and Innovation
2 Communication and Collaboration
4 Critical Thinking Problem Solving, and Decision Making
5 Digital Citizenship
The goal of the 6-12 Technology Education program is to foster the development of essential skills enabling students to understand how technologies are developed and used. Hands-on problem-based activities will allow students to understand and evaluate their effects on other technologies, the environment, and on society itself.
This course presents the basics of instrument drawing and introduces the student to the language of technical drafting. After learning basic hand mechanical drawing, the student will be able to explore the exciting world of computer‑aided drafting. The student will learn the skills necessary to complete technically oriented drawings using the computer.
Specific and measurable objectives directly related to the academic standards to be achieved by students:
Specific objectives for this course are stated as benchmarks to achieve standards in the 9-12 Scope and Sequence.
Content to be used to reach objectives:
In order to offer a comprehensive program students are offered a wide variety of materials at varied levels and interests.
Saufley, Ted, and Paul B. Schreiner. AutoCAD LT Fundamentals: Drafting and Design Applications. Tinley Park, IL: Goodheart-Willcox, 2008.
AutoCAD lite 2008 Software
A standards-based Technology program requires that our students develop thinking processes that are self-directed, creative, critical and reflective. Instructional activities include the following best practices:
- Problem Solving
- Cooperative Learning
- Computer Generated Activities
- Whole Group Discussions
- Use of Various Tools and Machinery
Estimated instructional time to be devoted to achieving objectives: One Semester (47 minutes daily for 90 days)
Procedure for measurement of student progress on the objective:
- Student Journals
- Completion of Teacher Generated Activities
An explanation of how student grades will be determined:
Percentage based report cards for Technology are issued at the end of each marking period. Technology grades are determined through a variety of measures. Students are evaluated using a minimum of three formative and a minimum of three summative assessments. Formative assessments include classroom observation, teacher-student conferences, and student work samples. Summative assessments are administered periodically using unit assessments.
Last Modified on 12/13/2011 9:15:51 AM