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Someone Else's Shoes: Creating a Cinemagraph STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Someone Else's Shoes: Creating a Cinemagraph STEM Integrated Project

We never see ourselves. Other people form a perception of who we are. Can a photograph see inside your soul? Can a photograph see your dreams or fears? What does the photographer see? Is the photographer's point of view a mirror of the photographed? What if the photo moves? In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators w…

Picturing Social Justice STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Picturing Social Justice STEM Integrated Project

In this unit, students will use techniques in digital photography to research, generate and identify a relevant social justice issue. In the understanding of digital resolution for the web and print, students will explore the relationship between pixels and vectors; apply their knowledge of area and the unit square; and will explore reproduction us…

Digital Darkroom: Photoshop and Photography PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Digital Darkroom: Photoshop and Photography PBL Project

In this series of lessons, students will learn how photography and the digital processes in Photoshop merge to enhance our creative and problem solving abilities. Students will learn about and create double and multiple exposures using digital methods, try their hand at rendering compelling HDRI images using multiple exposures, then move onto cre…

Everything Old is New Again - Cyanotype in the New Age PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Everything Old is New Again - Cyanotype in the New Age PBL Project

The Cyanotype, which is also known as ferroprussiate or blueprint was invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842, when he discovered that ferric (iron) salts could be reduced to a ferrous state by light and then combined with other salts to create a blue-and-white image. Not long after, Anna Atkins, one of the few women in photography during that centur…

Technical Writing - Instructions for Assembling a Balsa Wood Glider PBL Project
9 10 11 12

Technical Writing - Instructions for Assembling a Balsa Wood Glider PBL Project

This series of four lesson instructs students on the fundamentals of technical writing, leads them through the complex process of writing a set of instructions (for the construction of a simple balsa wood glider) and concludes with the building and flying of the balsa wood glider outlined in their instructions. This project is brought to you by A…

Defend Your Solution to a Real World Problem STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Defend Your Solution to a Real World Problem STEM Integrated Project

This is a Linked Learning unit based on the Engineering Design Process Portfolio Scoring Rubric (EDPPSR) Component 2, which has the following elements: - Design Concept Generation, Analysis and Selection - Application of STEM Principles and Practices - Consideration of Design Viability - The project presented here is the design of a projectile lau…

FAIL! Using the Engineering Design Process to Design an Electric Vehicle STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

FAIL! Using the Engineering Design Process to Design an Electric Vehicle STEM Integrated Project

This unit uses the engineering design process (EDP) to design and build a battery powered go-kart, bicycle, or boat or some other large scale CTE project. In the CTE course, the students choose their project and establish their path throughout the remainder of the course. Introduction to the EDP uses case studies in engineering failures to help rei…

Engineering a Better Mousetrap Car STEM Integrated Project
10 11 12

Engineering a Better Mousetrap Car STEM Integrated Project

Racing (competition) is fundamental to human nature and our way of life. Making the right decisions based on evidence is fundamental to the engineering design process. This project explores competition and decision making through the Mousetrap car. The project is designed to last two weeks. The culmination of this project is a Race Day where s…

The Engineering Design Process: Design a Soccer Cleat Dirt Removal Mat PBL Project
9 10 11 12 A

The Engineering Design Process: Design a Soccer Cleat Dirt Removal Mat PBL Project

As time and technology have advanced, the process of designing products has become quicker, more precise, and more efficient, which enables changes to be made when needed. The process for getting a concept to a marketable solution is also being completed with higher quality and in far less time. In this project, students will work in teams of two …

Employment Portfolio Unit
7 8 9 10 11 12

Employment Portfolio Unit

The lessons in this unit will consist of activities that teach the student how to write a portfolio for a student organization or for a future job. The areas are: * Job Applications * Resumes *Job Interviews This unit is brought to you by Anita Homesley, with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team.

Controlling Perspective: Understanding the Power of Point of View STEM Integrated Project

In this project, students will explore the ways that our understanding of the truth can be influenced by viewing facts through another's perspective. Students will consider the possibility that the person privileged to tell the story holds the power to control the direction of the narrative. They will discuss ways to uncover other voices and other …

Telling Your Story through Blended Media PBL Project
10 11 12 A

Telling Your Story through Blended Media PBL Project

Story and storytelling are the centerpieces of human communications, it is just technology that has changed throughout the millennia. This project will provide a strong foundation for students seeking to build their story telling capabilities. It will focus on examining their links to their past heritage and how that influences their lens by which…

Hear Me! STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Hear Me! STEM Integrated Project

How do we encourage empathy with our students? In this STEM Integrated project, the power of music and narrative come together as a way to share each other's stories and understand each other just a little better. Students will collaborate to produce and publish scored interviews and narratives about their lives. They will also have the opportuni…

Changing One's Tune: A Music Therapy STEM Integrated Project
9 10 11 12

Changing One's Tune: A Music Therapy STEM Integrated Project

Stress and anxiety has been on the rise for students in modern world. Learning how to cope with the many stressors our students face today is pivotal for any successful educational outcomes inside and outside school life. In this project, the ultimate goal of the students will be to create a music therapy space. Hopefully it will be a place where…

Podcast Crime, Serial style STEM Integrated Project
10 11 12

Podcast Crime, Serial style STEM Integrated Project

This interdisciplinary unit utilizes English Language-Arts, CTE Criminal Justice, CTE Video, and Science to explore how a true crime story can be used to develop a compelling narrative in an audio format. The culminating project is a four-part podcast that can be shared digitally. Lessons in this project include: -The Job of an Audio Engineer: So…

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