10 results for tag: Applied Technology


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D211 Post: District 211 Begins Afternoon Academic Support Session

            On August 24, Township High School District 211 began its Afternoon Academic Support Sessions.  The sessions will allow students to sign up for limited, in-person education and study assistance.              Through the sessions, students can sign up for support in general areas such as math tutoring labs, reading and writing support or quite studies; or they can sign up for sessions which focus on specialized content such as needing lab equipment or unique manufacturing equipment.     &nbs...

D211 Post: Applied Tech Teachers Create STEM Summer Project Site

            During most summers, younger area students would have the ability to attend STEM workshops hosted by District 211 Applied Technology teachers.  Due to the current COVID-19 social distancing requirements, the usual camps were not able to be held.  This did not stop the District from finding a way to work with, and inspire younger students. In late-June, Applied Technology teachers from across the District spear-headed the design of the website https://phardy4.wixsite.com/techactivities.            Fremd High School Applied Technology Chair ...

D211 Post: Conant H.S. Teachers Make PPE for Medical Professionals

            James B. Conant High School Science Teacher Dave Torpe and Applied Technology Department Chair Eric LeBlanc have been occupying their time recently doing what they can to support medical professionals combating the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Due to social distancing, Torpe and LeBlanc have been working on different personal protective equipment (PPE) designs from their homes.             LeBlanc said he was inspired to begin work on this after seeing Conant High School Principal Julie Nowak and others packing meals for ...

D211 Post: District 211 Hosts GCAMP Breakfast

            Representatives from District 211, as well as Harper College, GCAMP (the Golden Corridor Advanced Manufacturing Partnership), and area manufacturing companies gathered at Schaumburg High School for the GCAMP Breakfast Nov. 8.  During the meeting, the group discussed internships, apprenticeships, and the future of student involvement in manufacturing.              Following the breakfast, District 211 Associate Superintendent for Instruction and Superintendent-Elect Dr. Lisa Small, delivered a presentation on the ...

D211 Post: Swedish Educator and Students Visit PHS Applied Tech

            For three days last week Karl Mihlberg, head manufacturing teacher at Wilhelm Haglund Gymnasium (school) in Gimo, Sweden, and two students, Niklas Lundmark and Fabian Mattsson toured the Applied Technology Department at Palatine High School. The tour was designed to compare manufacturing classes in both schools.             Applied Technology Department Chair Mark Hibner said the tour was coordinated in part by Sandvik Coromant, which has a presence in both countries.         &nbs...

D211 Post: William Fremd High School Named Among Distinguished High Schools by Project Lead The Way

              William Fremd High School has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Engineering. It is one of just 133 high schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of K-12 students and teachers in over 10,500 schools across the U.S.             “I am very happy we received this,” said Applied Technology Department Chair Paul Hardy.  “One thing we pride oursel...

D211 Post: Conant HS Teacher Named Technology Education Association of Illinois’ New Teacher of the Year

Shayna Adelman, an applied technology teacher at James B. Conant High School, was named New Teacher of the Year by the Technology Education Association of Illinois.  She received her award during the association’s annual conference in Bloomington, Ill., on October 27.             Adelman received the award, which recognizes outstanding teachers in their first five years, based on her work in applied sciences, as well as her work with students in programs such as the robotics club, and Girls in Engineering Math and Science (GEMS).             Adelman ...