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PCIS Technology Education Department
We in the Tech-Ed Department Welcome
you! Come browse our eye
based learning pages...
Education, as part of the Massachusetts Science and Technology Frameworks,
will help prepare the students to meet the rigorous standards set in the
MCAS tests by reinforcing important Math, Science, and Language Arts concepts.
All eighth grade PCIS students will take this test and passing the MCAS
test in the tenth grade is required for High School Graduation.
order to be successful on the MCAS test students "must be able to apply,
demonstrate, and evaluate what they know... not just regurgitate what they
supposedly know!" (Center for Human Resources, Brandeis University).
the demand for unskilled labor has dropped dramatically, there is an existing
(and growing!) shortage of workers with technical skills:
fact is, careers requiring technical skills comprise the largest percentage
of available employment in our economy. These careers offer high pay and
will make up 65 percent of available jobs as of this year." --Bureau of
, March 2000".
students possessing the type of skills we are beginning
The Four Quadrants of TE
Tech-ed is divided into
four quadrants or "clusters". All Tech-ed classes incorporate these four
elements into the learning process through the "hands-on" application of
concepts during project work.
Take a closer look at the departments
offerings by selecting the instructors page...
Schools | Technology
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