Implementing The New ADST Curriculum In Wood And Metal Classes
Implementing the curriculum competencies in the wood and metal shop requires a new rubric for instruction and assessment. Along with this new direction for student projects—from an old "cookie cutter model"—is integrating the design process to personalize projects. Some new ideas will be shared, and then there will be open discussion time for participants to share what they are doing and thus build new teaching techniques and strategies to work within the new curriculum. In addition, we will introduce the revised edition of the Heads Up For Safety documents which include a broader range of equipment and will be divided into subject area format to make them easier and more accessible. It also includes a "junior" version for assisting in the implementation of the ADST curriculum at the K-6 Level. Hand outs and takeaways will be available.
Target Audience Secondary (e.g. 8-12)
Language of Instruction English
Sponsoring PSA BC Technology Education Association (BCTEA)
Heather Elliott is a Teacher at G.W. Graham Middle-Secondary School, SD33 Chilliwack.