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A description of our Specialist High Skills Major in Information Technology Program.

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  1. 1. Able Students Supporting Information Sector Technology <ul><li>2009-2010 Specialist High Skills Major Program at TA Blakelock High School </li></ul>
  2. 2. These themes, already used at TA Blakelock HS, will enhance the SHSM program. <ul><li>Robotics </li></ul><ul><li>Electronics </li></ul><ul><li>Service </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Placement Comp Sci in Java </li></ul><ul><li>Guest Speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Field Trips </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Op Placements </li></ul>
  3. 3. Robotics <ul><li>Participation in Skills Robotics and Virtual Robotics. </li></ul><ul><li>Use of the Blue Rogue robot and the OOPic language in the curriculum. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Roboticon <ul><li>TAB team members to join E.C. Drury at the University of Guelph for this annual Lego Robotics challenge using… </li></ul>
  5. 5. … The Blue Rouge with Oopic … <ul><li>This unit provides a fun way to learn programming, interfacing and electronics. </li></ul>
  6. 6. … .. an excellent platform for learning.
  7. 7. Electronics and Interfacing <ul><li>We write programs which interface with the computer. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Electronics and Interfacing <ul><li>This is the Traffic Light Intersection of Grade 10 or Grade 11 Computer Engineering. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Electronics Electronics and interfacing are an integral part of computer engineering.
  10. 10. Computer Service <ul><li>Hands on and Theory </li></ul><ul><li>Have ability to create our own servers using Lynix Server image as part of Cisco Networking Academy Program. </li></ul><ul><li>Can provide web servers for the school intranet. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Cisco Networking Academy Program <ul><li>Hands on </li></ul><ul><li>Theory </li></ul><ul><li>Learn Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Certifications </li></ul>Cisco Networking Academy
  12. 12. Cisco Networking Academy Program <ul><li>Discovery </li></ul><ul><li>1 to 4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade 11 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Explorations </li></ul><ul><li>1 to 4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade 12 </li></ul></ul>Cisco Networking Academy
  13. 13. Computer Service Interpersonal skills such as customer relations and help desk communication skills are also a component. ASSIST students often interact with other teachers or adults to solve problems.
  14. 14. Facilities
  15. 15. Facilities 7 Computer Labs at TA Blakelock High School.
  16. 16. Computer Insights for Teachers Mike Druiven at E.C. Drury has attended two of these one week courses during the summer at the University of Toronto. CIT gives teachers the chance to contextualize their own teaching by discovering the University curriculum, hearing from University students about their own high school experiences and learning how to teach Object Oriented programming in a fun and relevant manner. Programming and engineering project ideas and teaching methodology are discussed with peers from around the province.
  17. 17. PCC and IBM Portal <ul><li>Programming Contest Central using IBM’s Portal </li></ul>
  18. 18. PCC <ul><li>Contests </li></ul><ul><li>Animation and game coding </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment for C and U courses </li></ul><ul><li>Java </li></ul><ul><li>An IBM initiative </li></ul>
  19. 19. Guest Speakers <ul><li>Reach Ahead Activities for short placements </li></ul><ul><li>CoOp for semester long placements. </li></ul><ul><li>Guest speakers from industry motivate students to explore the wide range and diversity of career choices. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Guest Speakers <ul><li>Guest speakers from colleges and universities motivate students to continue their studies in IT after High School. </li></ul><ul><li>Have Halton Industry in Education Council to help us find placements for students in various IT fields. </li></ul><ul><li>Use BitNet company consortium. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Field Trips and CLAs <ul><li>Field trip opportunities to local industry, colleges and universities and events help the students to meet peers from other schools. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Field Trips and CLAs Contextualized Learning Activities are unit delivered in Math Class, English Class, or Business classes which relate to your SHSM.