Rochelle Barajas
5 years ago
Last Updated
3 years ago
Students will realize the importance of technology as they embark on the college and career adventure. A+/Cisco Academy students will share their technology knowledge and practice their customer service skills with the AVID students. These lessons could be easily be adapted to an integrated team of social science or ELA students.

Culminating project / final assessment:
The AVID students will write a career research paper and complete a Personal Technology Needs survey. They will discover the importance of technology for blended learning in college and in their future careers. Finally, they will learn from the A+/Cisco academy students how to be safe using cloud computing and possibly their new computer.
The A+/Cisco students will learn to build the computers needed for the AVID students and train them on the basics.

Role of each of the courses/subjects involved in this project:
CTE - A+/Cisco Academy will teach students about computer builds and customer service.
AVID-10 students will research the importance of technology needs for college and careers.

In addition to the CTE/STEM focus of the unit/project lessons, educators will find academic lessons in COMPUTER SCIENCE and COLLEGE/CAREER RESEARCH that supplement the primary core area of study. For more information about how the AVID program and methodologies fit in with CTE, please visit http://www.avid.org/career-and-technical-education.ashx

This unit is brought to you by Rochelle Barajas (CTE) and Elena Tomasetti (Math & AVID elective teacher) with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Course Team Lead Mina Greas.


Industries / Pathways
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
K-12 Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Technology Education
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Introduction to the Personal Computer (CTE)

Computer Assembly (CTE)

Installing the Operating System (CTE)

Customer Service and Training (CTE)

Why Do I Need to Learn About Technology? (AVID)

Caught in the Web of Technology (AVID)

Will I Need My Own Computer for College? (AVID)

Don't Let The Cloud Rain on Your Dreams (AVID)