Welcome to
Margaret Bell Miller
Technology Education

Welcome to The Margaret Bell Miller Middle School Technology Education Home Page. This page will serve as a resource for students and parents so that they can keep up to date with the Technology Education Program.

Students at this Margaret Bell Miller rotate through what is called "Applied Academic Areas". One of these areas is technology education. Technology education

at the middle school level is to be an exploratory program. By exploratory, we mean, giving students experiences in as many technological areas as possible. This, we feel, will aid them in making future educational, as well as, vocational choices.

The duration of the rotation of the technology classes in nine weeks for all grades. Within this time frame of 45 days, the students also move into different rooms to facilitate instruction on the specialized equipment. This means that the students move every 22 days with their teacher into the instructional areas.

ven though technology education is taught by two instructors, Mr. Gary Torbic and Mr. Mark Willis, the curriculum content and concepts taught are the same. Methodology and presentations may vary, thus, daily plans will be similar but not identical.

In our efforts to provide every student

with identical curriculum content and concepts, every rotation the very first, to the very last, must receive the same daily lesson plan for that particular day of that rotation. This means the daily plans will never vary more than one or two days during the rotation and this will be due to an interruption, at some point, of the normal school day.

Click to choose the grade you wish to view!

6th Grade Technology

7th Grade Technology

8th Grade Technology

Educational Links

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
How Stuff Works
Occupational Outlook Hand
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service)
The ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Math, and Environmental Education
U.S. Department of Education

Technology Ed. Links

ITEA Software Bank
LEGO Homepage
Journal of Technology Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pitsco Guide to Technology Education
Technology Education Division - American Vocational Association
Technology For All Americans Project
Technology Review
Technology Student Association
TIES - The Magazine of Design and Technology Education

Computer Links

Hewlett Packard

College Links

California University of Pennsylvania
Penn State
Waynesburg College
West Virginia University

Local Links

Eva K. Bowlby Library
Flenniken Public Library
Herald Standard Newspaper
Observer Reporter Newspaper
School District's Web Site
Waynesburg Central Elementary School
Waynesburg Central High School

Margaret Bell Middle School
126 E. Lincoln Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370
(724) 852-2722

Principal: Peter Rameas
Assist. Principal: Matt Blair

Website Created by Mike Ozohonish

Maintained by Robert Bookshar, Jayson Wetherald

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