TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING

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At St. Agatha Catholic School, the Kindergarten through Eighth grade classes participate in tech class, during which students receive one-on-one and group instruction. Students practice developmentally appropriate skills directly connected to the Archdiocese of Portland’s Technology Guidelines. Classroom teachers often include technology experiences outside this scheduled class. Within our newly dedicated Father Slider Science & Technology Wing, students are exposed to multiple mediums of technology equipment, including but not limited to, scientific tools for discovery and research, a desktop PC lab, 3 mobile Chromebook laptop labs, a 3D Printer, a Sphero, a Little Bits modular circuitry kit, a mobile iPad lab, interactive LCD projectors and document projectors, as well as digital cameras and camcorders. Students are also exposed to multiple operating systems, communication tools, creative media and other educational software.

Technology

 

Within our newly dedicated Father Slider Science & Technology Wing, students are exposed to multiple mediums of technology equipment, including but not limited to, scientific tools for discovery and research, a desktop PC lab, 3 mobile Chromebook laptop labs, 3D Printer, Ozobots, 1 mobile iPad lab, interactive LCD projectors and document projectors, as well as digital cameras and camcorders. Students are also exposed to multiple operating systems, communication tools, creative media and other educational software.

 

Overall Student Goals

 

  • Act as responsible digital citizens modeling Catholic morals, ethics, and values.

  • Utilize technology effectively, appropriately, and responsibly across the curriculum.

  • Apply technology creatively, innovatively, and with integrity to problem-solve and produce original works.

  • Use technology to communicate and collaborate with multiple audiences both locally and globally.

  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of technological concepts, systems, and operations.

 

Kindergarten to Second grade Students will…

 

  • Illustrate and communicate original ideas and stories using digital tools and media-rich resources.

  • In a collaborative work group use a variety of technologies to produce a digital presentation or product in a curriculum area.

  • Use simulations and graphical organizers to explore and depict patterns of growth such as the life cycles of plants and animals.

  • Demonstrate the ability to navigate in virtual environments such as electronic books, simulation software, and Websites.

  • Begin learning keyboarding skills, including correct body posture and hand position

Third through Fifth grade Students will…

 

  • Recognize bias in digital resources while researching an environmental issue with guidance from the teacher.

  • Select and apply digital tools to collect, organize, and analyze date to evaluate theories or test hypotheses.

  • Conceptualize, guide, and manage individual or group learning projects using digital planning tools with teacher support.

  • apply previous knowledge of digital technology operations to analyze and solve current hardware and software problems.

Sixth through Eighth grade Students will...

 

  • Recognize bias in digital resources while researching an environmental issue with guidance from the teacher

  • Select and apply digital tools to collect, organize, and analyze date to evaluate theories or test hypotheses

  • Conceptualize, guide, and manage individual or group leaning projects using digital planning tools with teacher support

  • Apply previous knowledge of digital technology operations to analyze and solve current hardware and software problems.

  • Digital skills such as Podcasting, Coding, Video Game Design, Videomaking, 3D Modeling. 

Ms. Richardson has been teaching since 2015 and spent her first four years teaching math and science at a public high school in Salem, OR. She was born and raised in the Portland area and is thrilled to be able to move back home and teach middle school again. Ms. Richardson enjoys attending Portland Thorns soccer matches with her father and tries to never miss a home match. She also enjoys baking yummy treats and playing with her cat Ody and dog Roxy.

At St. Agatha since: 2019

Education

Bachelors of Art in Physics with a Minor in Math

Whitworth University

 

Masters of Art in Teaching

University of Portland

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TEACHER: ABBY RICHARDSON

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING