• Teacher's Motto:

    "Grow by taking ownership of your own learning even when no one is looking.  You will naturally become a successful, life long learner. 

    - Ms. Mack, Engineering, Drafting, and Technology Teacher, Technology Student Association/TSA Advisor

     


     

  • COVID-19 Online Education Reminders

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    Canvas Daily to review announcements, assignments, instructions

     

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    submission requirements!!!

     

    (Google Classroom will be used as a supplement this year. You will be advised when to do so!

     

    *Assignment posts, and/or grading will be made during the times of 7th period planning (2:34-3:25). 

    *Parents email me directly for any clarifications on what your child should be working on for the day.  

    *My Office hours are during 7th period.

     

     

    What you should know?

    Some courses in Canvas are still in the process of being embedded.  Please follow up in your course next week if you do not see information there as of today.

     

    It is recommended that you complete the Introduction Module:  Getting to Know You in Canvas before the first day of school!

     

    Online Learning Classroom Expectations for Students and Parents/Guardians

    Behavioral Expectations for Students

    • All school rules, regulations and conduct should be followed while in the online learning environment. All laws must also be followed.
    • Students should always be respectful and courteous to authority, including teachers and administrators. They should not disrupt or distract the class and should not interfere with the teacher’s ability to instruct the class in any way.
    • Students should also be respectful and courteous to other students. Inappropriate, offensive, discriminatory or threatening comments and/or disruptive behavior by any participants during Canvas/Microsoft Teams online class sessions will not be tolerated.
    • Login credentials must not be shared. Sharing of login information violates other students’ and teachers’ rights to confidentiality and could allow class participation by unauthorized persons and/or lead to disruptive behaviors that detract from a productive and positive learning environment.
    • Students should not misrepresent or falsify their identity. Nor should they refuse to identify themselves to their teacher.
    • There should be no other onlookers that are not part of the class. Non-students should not login to a Canvas or Microsoft Teams Meeting without authorization. Students should not share classroom links. Other family members or non-students should not be visible, by webcam, during virtual class.
    • While engaged in online classroom activities, students should not allow anything other than their face and their voice (at appropriate times) to be seen or heard in the Canvas or Microsoft Teams Meeting.
    • It is typical online meeting courtesy to remain muted unless called upon by the teacher to speak (then the student should unmute).
    • It is best for students to have a work station for online learning that is free from distractions and noises. However, muting while in online class gatherings, prevents unexpected distractions (crying baby, barking dog, music or TV) from distracting the entire class. There also should never be visual distractions visible in the background behind students.
    • The best background for a virtual classroom is a solid color wall. We encourage students to use the background features in Microsoft Teams. The goal is to minimize distractions for other students. Things that would not be allowed in school should not be visible on camera such as weapons, offensive signage or artwork, alcoholic beverage bottles or other prohibited substances.
    • The virtual environment should resemble the in-person environment as much as possible. Students should not have a virtual “show and tell” with toys, pets and any other item that would not be permitted in class.
    • Showing pornography, exhibiting lewd behavior or making lewd comments is not permitted in the virtual classroom environment or in person. Such activity violates the code of conduct and will result in disciplinary action. Such behavior could also result in legal implications.
    • Typical classroom dress code should be followed at all times and students should sit in an upright position similar to their posture in a school setting.
    • Obscene, vulgar or discriminatory language is not permissible and students may not speak to students or teachers in a demeaning or derogatory manner.

    Privacy Guidelines for Parents/Guardians

    • To maintain a positive, productive learning environment and assure confidentiality for students and teachers during online learning, all parents/guardians are asked to follow these privacy guidelines.
    • Canvas/Microsoft Teams live lessons are designed for students. To prevent disruptions to the learning environment, parents/guardians should not actively participate in the live instructional sessions, although parents/guardians may assist their child with technology and/or remain nearby.
    • Do not video record, audio record, photograph, live stream, or transmit in any other way any part of a Canvas/Microsoft Teams live virtual session and do not share on social media.
    • Any confidential or personally identifiable information related to students participating in Canvas/Microsoft Teams online sessions should not be collected, discussed or shared. The Family Education Right to Privacy Act (FERPA) applies and should be followed with fidelity.
    • Parents/guardians should not engage with students during Canvas/Microsoft Teams online sessions. If you need to speak with your child during a live session, first mute your child’s microphone.
    • If a parent/guardian has a question, please contact your student’s teacher through email or Canvas rather than interrupting class.

     

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    Engineering and Technology Course Timeline: 

    First Semester

    September- Routines and Safety Non-Negotiables, Class Structure, and Team Building Skills

    October- Key Terms Masterclass

    November- Impromptu Design Challenge (Key Terms)

    December- Career Portfolios/CAD Operator's Workshop (Phase 1)

     

    Second Semester

    January - February:  TSA Event Projects and Presentations for Engineering Week  

    March - EOPA Review/Unit Book Studies Powerpoint

    April - Career Portfolio/CAD Operator's Workshop (Phase 2) & Submissions 

    May - Exam Review

    *Virtual Mentoring Labs (TBD)

     


     Reminders!!!

     

    • Late work must be turned in within 10 days of the original assignment date! (-5 Points per day deducted off the grade)

     

    • Makeup Work must be completed within 10 days of returning to school for excused/unexcused absences!!!

     

    • Q1 PPS Scores will be averaged with Q2 PPS!!! 

     

    • Use Canvas daily!!!

     


    !!!!Congrats to the Highest Averages for Q2 in:

    3D Modeling and Analysis - TBD

    Intro to Drafting and Design - TBD

    Survey of Engineering Graphics - TBD

    Foundations of Engineering - TBD

    Engineering Concepts - TBD

     

    Important Dates for ALL Preps!

    • Mandatory Wear-It-Wednesday TBD for 2020-21 (may count for professionalism/participation grade (15%) - Every Wednseday through May!)
  • LEVEL UP to Professional Habits  

    Wear-It-Wednesday at ARJ!!!

    3 Business Casual Categories

    Category 1.  Tops - Button downs, golf shirt, blouse (NO T'S WITHOUT A BLAZER OR SWEATER, NO DENIM, NO HOODIE, OR NO TRACK JACKET)

    Category 2.  Bottoms - black, khaki, blue, gray, or color dress pants (NO DENIM/JEANS, NO JOGGER, NO SWEATPANTS)

    Category 3.  Shoes - one/two-tone shoes in neutral colors/canvas/dri-fit stretch/leather shoe (NO MULTI-COLOR ATHLETIC/SPORTS SHOE)

     

     

pictured below: student participants in Ms. Mack's classes for Wear-It-Wednesday

5th Period Engineering Concepts' Student in their attire for WEAR-IT-Wednesday 11/20/19
Students in Survey of Engineering of Graphics participating in Wear-it-Wednesday on 11/1
Foundations of Engineering Technology Students for wear it wednesday
Introduction to Drafting and Design Students business casual for Wear-It-Wednesday on 11/6/19
On 11/6 students in 1st period pictured for Wear-It-Wednesday