2012-2013 School Year
Engineering and Technology Department
Offering current principles in STEM Education
In the Know
Welcome to the Applied Engineering and Technology Education website for the Indiana Area Senior High School. Currently the Applied Engineering and Technology Education department is developing the integration of Engineering by design (EbD) and STEM concepts into current curriculum. These concepts and curriculum (with board approval) will be integrated soon.
LEGO Robots Education
TETRIX Robotics by Pitsco
What is Technology Education?
A misconception amongst a lot of people is that Technology Education is simply "shop class" or "Industrial Arts". Technology Education is what replaced the Industrial Arts Programs around 1998. It is a program that focuses on Engineering, design, STEM Principles, and the use of computer engineering software. Students who take such classes will learn how to solve problems that affect us as humans using processes. Students learn safety aspects associated with tools, machines, and how to utilize them to solve the problem. This process uses a basic model of inputs, processes, outputs, and feedback. Generally the student will create and innovative idea; usually a sketch, (design phase) then they will create a mock up, (prototype) and lastly they will test and analyze their solution. (analysis)
misconception / misinterpretation about technology education is that it
gets classified as technical education. What is the difference between
Education and Technology Education? Technical education is what ICTC
offers it's students. Those
students are skilled
in or familiar in a practical way with a particular art, trade, etc.,
person. Now, Technology Education is
different. It is a
process, invention, method, or the like.
BY DEFINITION: Technology education is the use of accumulated knowledge to process resources to meet human needs and improve the quality of life. Students develop the ability to select and correctly use materials, tools, techniques and processes to answer questions, understand explanations and solve problems encountered in real life situations. These overriding themes require students to design, create, use, evaluate and modify systems of Biotechnologies, Information Technologies, and Physical Technologies.
About Mr. Rend
Mr. Mark Rend is a native to Indiana County and has been with Indiana Area Senior High School since 2006. While growing up he attended Ben Franklin elementary school, Indiana Area Junior High School, and graduated from Indiana Area Senior High School in 1998. From graduation Mr. Rend earned a Bachelor of Science in education from California University of PA in 2002 and went on to teach in Arlington Virginia, teaching middle school Technology Education. He then returned to Pennsylvania and taught at Glendale School District where he coached JV baseball and taught grades 7-12 in Technology Education and implemented modern curriculum. Mr. Rend then accepted a teaching job at Indiana Area Senior High School. Since 2005 Mr. Rend has earned a M.ed in business / work force development from Indiana University of PA and successfully started a racing team that raced in the NASCAR weekly racing series. Mr. Rend is currently the Technical Assistant for the Senior High Drama program and a member of both the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) and The Technology & Engineering Education Association of Pennsylvania. (TEEAP) Mr. Rend is also a current member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Indiana, a member of the Shelocta Community Presbyterian church where he is a Deacon and also a member of the Presbyterian men's group. During his leisure time Mr. Rend enjoys developing innovative product solutions, fabrication, high performance engine building, hunting, and spending time with his family and working around the house.
Mr. Rend's available links
Classes | Technology Education Club | Student Work
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Technology Education State Standards | TEEAP
|Technology of Interest||Post Secondary Schools of Interest|
|Uprint 3D Printer||Rapid Prototyping||California University of PA|
|You tube||Flow Jet Water cutting||Triangle Tech|
|You tube||CNC Plasma cutter||Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics|
|You tube||HAAS CNC Mills and Lathes||Pittsburgh Technical Institute|
|You tube||Autodesk design products||Pennsylvania College of Technology|
|You tube||Plastics Engineering||Butler County Community College|
|You Tube||Ihttp://www.intelitek.com/||Carnegie Mellon University (Engineering)|