Technology Education is a subject which begins at the middle school level. In Loudoun County, it is our objective to expose students to a wide array of technological systems and applications. The middle school program is exploratory in nature, providing students with hands-on experience in an array of subjects. Through these learning activities students see the application of concepts from academic courses and also begin to ponder possible career endeavors.
Technology Education is primarily a “hands-on” learning environment. The computer is used as well as many other types of tools in learning activities. Technology Education uses two types of learning activities. They are listed below.
Lunsford Middle school is equipped with two state of the art technology labs. Each computer station is known as a module. A module may be better described as a learning station which is devoted to a particular area of technology such as electronics or computer animation. Each module guides students through a sequence of learning activities in which they learn about a particular technology. Each module is equipped with its own tools and supplies needed for the “hands-on” learning activities. Click on the following links to learn more about each module:
A STEM activity is an engineering/design challenge which is posed to students. Individually or in small collaborative groups they will design and construct a project in relation to the challenge. The design process is learned and practiced as students learn various scientific and engineering concepts. The scope of objectives varies according to the challenge but, again, applied learning is central.