Meet Mrs. Johnson
Exploring Technology & Engineering
Teacher – Jennifer Johnson
Maybe your child has been in the Synergistic Tech Lab in the past or maybe this is their first experience. Either way, your child is going to enjoy working at the PITSCO modules and learning about various career opportunities. Our lab at Oak Grove Middle School consists of 12 different modules designed to teach career skills in a hands-on, self-paced format. Each module provides an innovative delivery of content through valuable media presentations, books, software, and real-world equipment.
In addition, we will focus on the engineering process, how all products evolve over time to meet the needs and wants of society and how engineers improve existing products using the latest technology.
Your child will be responsible for completing a module activity sheet, vocabulary that relates to their module, and a grade calculation sheet to help them track their progress. I will send home a Parent Briefing at the beginning of each module rotation to inform you of what your child will be working on. Please sign this each time, as it will be a homework grade.
Your child will need a pencil EVERY DAY!!!! That’s it! I do allow them to eat a snack when they first arrive while I am giving instructions.
The test at the end of each module rotation will be a major grade. They do have opportunities to redo these tests if they choose. Their module activity sheets and vocabulary are minor grades. Notes from videos, career investigations, and the parent briefing papers will be classwork/homework grades. Please check the Parent Portal for your child’s grades and email me should you have concerns.
Class Wish List
****Pencils, pencils, pencils**** We always need pencils! ;)
It’s going to be a great year in the Grizzly Den!!!