• Name:Michael J. Pappas, NBCT
    Phone: 724-808-2500 ext 2007
    Classroom: 007
    Grade: 9-12
    Help Hours: 7:30-3:00
    Credentials:
    > Project Lead the Way Certified Teacher -
       IED, POE, AE & EDD
    > Nationally Board Certified Teacher -
       Career and Technical Education 2010
    > Master's Equivalency in Education 2009
    > BS Technology Education -
       California University of PA 1999
    Experience:
    > Technology Education Teacher in Pennsylvania public schools since January 2000.
    Additional Professional Responsibilities:
    > STEM Department Head
    > BotsIQ Technical Advisor and Sponsor
     

    What is Technology Education?

    Technology Education includes a variety of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) based courses designed to teach creative and critical thinking, modeling and prototyping skills, measurement, analytical reasoning, design, troubleshooting, teamwork skills, identifying problems, creating solutions and applying the best solution to solve problems. 
    Technology Education courses use tools, materials, and processes to design solutions to technological problems.
    Technology Education classrooms and laboratories are active learning environments. Students engage in real-world design and problem solving activities. Students learn about the technological world while they research, design, develop, invent, innovate, experiment, troubleshoot, and solve real-world practical problems.
    The ultimate goal of Technology Education is to produce technologically literate citizens. Citizens who can activity participate in our advanced technological society, and citizens who can design and solve problems to satisfy human needs and wants.
     
    What is PLTW?
    Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the nation's leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. Through world-class K-12 curriculum, high-quality teacher professional development, and outstanding partnerships, PLTW is helping students develop the skills needed to succeed in the global economy. For more information visit: www.PLTW.org