7th Grade Technology Education
Welcome to 7th Grade Technology Education
Technology Education at Calkins Road follows the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) pre-engineering middle school curriculum called Gateway to Technology (GTT). This cutting-edge program addresses the interest and energy of middle school students, empowering them to lead their own discovery. GTT’s activity, project, problem based learning incorporates national standards in math, science, and technology. The four instructional units taught at CRMS are designed to teach students to be creative and innovative, while developing essential skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and perseverance.
Seventh graders will learn how to communicate design solutions and will work with the AutoDesk Inventor, a CAD program, during the “Design and Modeling” unit. Students will learn and explore 3D solid modeling and apply their learning to a variety of problems. In the “Science of Technology” unit students will design, build, and implement solutions to problems based on their knowledge of basic scient