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Welcome! I hope that you find the information contained on this webpage both useful and helpful.  I have been teaching in the Armstrong School District since January of 2011 after graduating from California University of Pennsylvania with a  bachelor's degree in technology education, tech ed for short.  Then in 2014 I graduated from Calu again with my Master of Education degree in school administration and leadership.  

 

As a former graduate of the Armstrong School District I was excited to come back to teach the very program I went through as a young person.  After spending just short of 8 years in the military while attending college I was excited to return to my hometown. 

 

We are now offering some of the most up-to-date and cutting edge course programs we have ever offered in the area of technology education.  A lot of the traditional courses like wood and metal shop are now incorporating new engineering standards. We are also offering new courses in Engineering Design and Robotics Engineering.  It is my hope that there is a course of study for everyone who is interested in hands-on, project-based learning.  You can select any course I teach by clicking on the course name in the contents menu.

 

The primary goal of any of the courses I teach is to teach technological literacy and problem solving.  While many students who come through this program may never work in engineering, they will develop the skills to think critically and solve problems using a technological approach.  You will notice two links on this webpage that deal directly with technology education and they are TEEAP and ITEEA.  Both of these organizations are a network of technology educators both in PA and internationally.  I invite you to check them out in order to gain a better perspective of what tech ed is all about.