Career Education and ADST (Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies)

The following are the units we will be learning this school year:

Career Development Unit. We are going to learn to

- describe their personal skills and interests (e.g., thing they are good at, things they like to do, things they’ve learned)

- describe a variety of jobs and responsibilities they have at home and at school

Goals and Decisions Unit. We are going to learn to

-identify reasons for setting goals (e.g., helps to identify steps, helps to identify personal accomplishments)

-identify sources of support for children while at school and in the community (e.g., teachers, elders, block parents, police officers)

ADST (Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies)

Big Ideas:

1. Designs grow out of natural curiosity.
2. Skills can be developed through play.
3. Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.

Content:
Students are expected to use the learning standards for Curricular Competencies from Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies K-3 in combination with grade-level content from other areas of learning in cross-curricular activities to develop foundational mindsets and skills in design thinking and making.

Curricular Competencies:
Throughout the year, students are expected to be able to do the following:

1. Ideating

  • Identify needs and opportunities for designing, through exploration
  • Generate ideas from their experiences and interests
  • Add to others’ ideas
  • Choose an idea to pursue.
2. Making
  • Choose tools and materials
  • Make a using known procedures or through modeling of others
  • Use trial and error to make changes, solve problems, or incorporate new ideas from self or others
3. Sharing
  • Decide on how and with whom to
  • Demonstrate their product, tell the story of designing and making their product, and explain how their product contributes to the individual, family, community, and/or environment
  • Use personal preferences to evaluate the success of their design solutions
  • Reflect on their ability to work effectively both as individuals and collaboratively in a group
4. Use materials, tools, and technologies in a safe manner in both physical and digital environments
5. Develop their skills and add new ones through play and collaborative work
6. Explore the use of simple, available tools and