Since developing my Game Plan last week, I have taken a few steps that will help me in my educational journey. As previously mentions, I wanted to focus on ISTE Standards:
- Standard 1: Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
- Indicator A: Promote, support, model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness.
- Indicator B: Engaging students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources.
I have contacted our county’s CTE coordinator and inquired about the next advisory meeting dates and potential topics discussed. These meetings allow me to talk with professionals in industry about current trends and skill-sets need from potential employees.
I have also started creating sketches for future real world scenario projects. All the projects will have students designing, printing out the components with the 3D printer and building the object. The ideas include:
- Robotic arm powered by hydraulics.
- Knee replacement joint
I would love to find physical examples of a knee replacement model so students can analyze how it work and create new designs. In the near future, I will be start searched in trying to obtain a knee replacement kit. I know students will think it’s creepy, but drafting is more than designing automobile parts or houses. Design the future, not the past.