Hello,

Everything below is optional. Nothing is meant to be turned in for a grade. Take care and stay tuned for updates.

Each week assignments or resources will be provided. See Calendar.
Office Hours: Thursdays from 1:30-3:00 at trachsbj@pwcs.edu.

Optional, ungraded work for 06/09:

1. First, take a look at the Early Measurement History presentation.
2. Then, if you'd like, complete the activity.
3. Finally, take the end-of-year survey on Socrative. The room name is HAMPTONMS. 
4. And, of course, have a great summer!!!

Iyou have any questions or would like to share, email me at trachsbj@pwcs.edu.

Optional, ungraded work for 06/02:

1. First, complete the short Kahoot activity on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math careers or (STEM).
2. Next, review the Introduction to English (Customary) and Metric Measurement presentation.
3. Then, apply what you've learned by playing the customary and metric ruler games.


If you have any questions or would like to share, email me at trachsbj@pwcs.edu.

Optional, ungraded work for 05/26:


1. Review the Teamwork and Leadership presentations. While doing so, think about how a disagreement among team members might be resolved. And, on slide five of the Leadership presentation, which of the three styles applies to you and why.
2. Next, if you'd like, take a look at these customary and metric ruler games.


If you have any questions or would like to share, email me at trachsbj@pwcs.edu.

Optional, ungraded work for 05/19
:

"Engineers have the skills to turn products of the imagination into real-world innovation. As humanity's knowledge and needs increase, the demands on engineering grow. This means the future will be full of new opportunities for engineers."

1. Download the Scavenger Hunt activity sheet.
2. Next, go to the Engineering Careers A-Z website.
3. Follow the presentation and in the first column of the activity sheet, list a career for each letter of the alphabet. In the second column, briefly describe what each does.


If you have any questions, email me at trachsbj@pwcs.edu.


Optional, ungraded work for 05/12:

Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills that are an important part of all CTE classes.

1. Review the two PowerPoints: Appearance and Desirable Traits. These presentations will cover the importance of maintaining a professional appearance and describe traits employers want to see in their employees. If you'd like, download the note-taking sheet to help you follow along.

2. Afterwards, click HERE to take a short quiz. Click STUDENT LOGIN and the room name is HAMPTONMS.

If you have any questions, email me at trachsbj@pwcs.edu.

Optional, ungraded work for 05/05
:

Let's all take a closer look at the Design Process:

1. First, download and review the Design Process PowerPoint presentation.

2. Next, watch the Design Squad Cardboard Furniture video. It may take a few short minutes to open. While watching, try to identify the steps of the Design Process used to create each furniture piece. Also, note how successful each team, Green and Purple, is in following the process. When finished, send me a short e-mail describing each team's strengths and weaknesses.

If you have any questions, email me at trachsbj@pwcs.edu.

Optional, ungraded work for 04/28
:

Everyone will take another look at the IBMYP Design Cycle.  

1. First, download and review the Design Cycle PowerPoint presentation.

2. Next, go to www.socrative.com.  Select "Student Login."  Enter "Room Name:" HAMPTONMS. Take another look at slide 14 of the presentation to review the problem. Follow the Design Cycle to solve the problem. Record your answers in Socrative. Once your response is received, it'll be reviewed and feedback provided.

If you have any questions, email me at trachsbj@owcs.edu.


Optional, ungraded work for 04/21:

Career Investigations: View Decision Making. Answer all questions at the end. Check your work by finding the answers in the Notes section of the PowerPoint. When finished, send me an e-mail and let me know how you did.

Technology Education: View What is Technology? Afterwards, describe what technology means to you in a short paragraph and send it to me in an e-mail.


Optional, ungraded work for 04/14
:

Career Investigations: Career Research

Technology Education: View What Do Engineers Do? Answer discussion questions.



Here are some links you might find useful:


Get AutoDesk Inventor
Get Minecraft Education Edition


Other links:


Virginia State Competencies:
6th, 7th, and 8th.

Lynda.com (With a Prince William County library card it's free.)
w3schools  (Great resource for webpage development.)
Code.org
Additional sites


And, here are some things you might recognize:

Grade 06: Pegboard
Grade 07: Virtual Job Shadow
Grade 08: Playground



BryanTrachsel

trachsbj@pwcs.edu

703-670-6166