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Exploring Technologies

Gr 9 Exploring Technologies - TIJ1O, TIJX1O

The Grade 9 course bridges the gap between the elementary science and technology program and the Grade 10 courses in the ten broad-based technological subject areas represented in the curriculum. Exploring Technologies is intended to introduce students to technological education in general, exposing them to a range of subject areas. Students in this course work on projects that encompass several different technological areas, using a range of equipment and resources suited to the various areas.

This course enables students to further explore and develop technological knowledge
and skills introduced in the elementary science and technology program. Students will be given the opportunity to design and create products and/or provide services related to the various technological areas or industries, working with a variety of tools, equipment, and software commonly used in industry. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways leading to careers in technology-related fields.

Here at BDSS, the “shop rounds” approach is used to help students experience all of the technology classes we have to offer. In this approach, students focus on particular subject areas for a
few weeks at a time throughout a semester or school year (e.g., on manufacturing for three
weeks, construction for three weeks, and so on).

TIJ1O refers to the single credit course which runs for one semester, while the TIJX1O runs for both semesters. The difference is that students who take the double Exploring Technologies course TIJX1O, will earn two credits. Also, students who take TIJX1O will have more time to experience the technology courses we have to offer.