Technology Education

BMSS Tech Ed Teaching Team

Mr. T. Bruderer                                                                                                                                              tim.bruderer@burnabyschools.ca                                                                                                                   – Youth Train in Trades – Construction Electrician Program

Mr. B. Cameron                                                                                                                                              brock.cameron@burnabyschools.ca                                                                                                               – ADST 8 –Technology Education                                                                                                                   – Electronics 9-12                                                                                                                                           – Wood / Metal Art 9/10                                                                                                                                   – Wood / Metal Art 11-12                                                                                                                                 – Carpentry and Joinery 11/12

Ms. C. Der                                                                                                                                                      cassandra.der@burnabyschools.ca                                                                                                                 – ADST 8 –Technology Education                                                                                                                   – Drafting and Design 9-12                                                                                                                             – Youth Explore Trade Skills 9/10                                                                                                                   – Wood / Metal Art 9/10

Building a foundation for today’s youth!

Life in a technologically advanced society requires a breadth of knowledge and practical skills. The Technology Education Department has courses suitable for all students, regardless of future career goals. All students are given the opportunity to develop valuable skills for enjoyment as hobbyists or for other pursuits where knowledge of tool use, knowledge of materials, and applied skills are required. Students interested in skilled trades ITA Youth programs, BCIT, engineering and trades training will have the opportunity to engage in the practical practices of the skilled trades and be able to develop skills necessary for future employment.

Throughout the ADST curriculum, students will be exploring these different phase:                                      Safety – Tools/machines/procedures                                                                                                              Understanding – Context/vocabulary/terms                                                                                                    Defining – Ideas/problems/challenges                                                                                                            Ideating – Experimenting/exploring/drafting/sketching                                                                                  Prototyping – Thinking big, acting small and trying lots                                                                                  Testing – Refining the approach                                                                                                                    Making – Creating/constructing/building                                                                                                        Sharing – Reflecting/displaying

Course Descriptions

ADST 8 (Applied Design, Skills and Technologies)

This is a general technology course that combines design and building elements from woodwork, electronics, drafting and design. This is a mandatory one term course for all grade 8 students. For many students, this is their first experience working with machines and materials to build various projects.

Youth Explore Trade Skills  9/ 10

A perfect starting point for students in grades 9 and 10, this program is a way to explore multiple trades to discover the perfect fit—and pick up valuable skills in the process. The program is a partnership between the Ministry of Education and ITA, designed to give students 120 hours of hands-on experience and a clear path before enrolling in a high school apprenticeship program (Youth Train in Trades program).  Talk to Ms. Der for more information.

Wood and Metal Art 9/ 10

In this course, students will combine wood and metal to create personalized projects with an emphasis on creative expression and image development while learning how to use shop equipment safely and effectively. Students will have the opportunity to build a variety of projects such as jewelry, gumball machines, cutting boards and other practical and decorative pieces.

Electronics 9-12

In electronics, students will learn some of the principles of electrical and electronics technology. These principles are taught through the use of hands-on projects which illustrate in a concrete way the principles covered. Students are also encouraged to improve their organizational skills and study habits by keeping organized and thorough notes in a binder or workbook. During these courses, the principles of electronics will be studied through the creation of a variety of projects including speakers, LED displays, simple robots, and more.

Drafting and Design 9-12

Students have the opportunity to develop creative designs using Google Sketch-Up 3D modeling program, pencil drawings and our 4 Tinkerine 3D printers. The course is also designed to incorporate hands-on projects such as geometric model building, floor planning and house models. Other possible projects include: pencil and computer drawings, cardboard furniture challenges, Rube Goldberg machines, bridge competitions, siege machine designs, furniture designs and models, one point and or two-point perspective drawings. Students will customize some of their designs and bring some of them to life by printing them out on the 3D printers. Many careers involve drafting and design such as architects, engineers, computer 3D animators, interior designers, city planners and many others.

Wood and Metal Art 11 / 12

Wood and metal are both versatile mediums for creative and artistic self-expression. This advanced course builds on topics covered in previous years and includes units on designing and creating both wood and metal projects such as furniture, jewelry, and other useful items. There is great potential in this class for exploratory learning.

Carpentry and Joinery 11 / 12

This is an advanced course for students who have a strong interest in woodworking. Students will be able to construct a wide variety of personalized projects for their own use such as cabinets, boxes, tools, clocks and other implements. Quality joinery and creative self-expression are both strongly encouraged in this course

Youth Train in Trades – Construction Electrician Program

This is a dual-credit College/High School course open to grade 11 and 12’s which gives successful students their Level 1 (of 4) of a construction Electrician Apprenticeship. Electricians are responsible for safely and correctly installing wiring and other electrical equipment in houses, high rises and commercial and industrial construction sites. Students learn the theory and practical aspects of the trade. Students must be prepared to work hard as the minimum passing grade in this course is 70%, as this is a college-recognized program. A real worksite, 3-week work experience practicum is part of the course. An application and interview are required.