“All sorts of things can happen when you’re open to new ideas and playing around with things.” - Stephanie Kwolek, Chemist & Inventor
INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING PROMO VIDEO
"Youscience" career testing
Every student at CMS that has a CTE class is given a YouScience account where they can take a career interest survey, and a career aptitude assessment to help determine their ideal field of study. The website offers a wide range of information about careers, with videos that specify current job and educational requirements, potential income and can be updated by the student as they move through the different grades. Every C.T.E. student has access from middle school through high school.
MOCK INTERVIEW FOR 8TH GRADE CTE STUDENTS
CMS hosted a mock interview for all of our 8th grade CTE students. The students had 4 days to prep by rotating through the CTE classes learning about soft skills and work ethic, resume writing, and interview skills.
Many different members from community businesses, colleges, Better Business Bureau, and police officers to interview our students and give feedback for them. This event was not only eye opening for our students but also received many positive comments from the individuals interviewing about the high level of some of our students here at CMS.
TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP
TN Tech Engineering Department has visited CMS each of the last few years. Dr. Ingle Jr, the Director of the Engineering Program at TN Tech has brought engineering students to speak to our CTE Engineering classes and always brings hands on activities from windmills, programming robots, to their race car that the University's Engineering Department built and travels with, to race.
The Original "Batmobile" Tour at cms; art meets technology and the changing designs for this iconic automobile
STARTING WITH OSHA STANDARDS
Students learn many things in the Engineering Academy, including safety and OSHA Standards. OSHA teaches students health and safety regulations including the use of personal protective equipment and requirements to prevent falls.
FUTURE PROGRAMMERS AND PROBLEM SOLVERS
Students in the Engineering Academy learned all about programming and problem solving. Programming teaches kidsthat problem solving is a process not a destination. It’s a life skill that can carry over to any future profession or simply dealing with life’s challenges.
January 2020 CTE Newsletter
January 2021 CTE Newsletter
Project Based Learning (PBL) is a constructivist instructional approach where students are engaged in meaningful inquiry of personal interest to them and where collaboration and personalized learning are emphasized. Research confirms that PBL is an effective and enjoyable way to learn and develop deeper learning competencies required for success in college, career and civic life.