Emerging Technology

Emerging Technology

Premise:

Emerging Technology Project

The present and future workforce demands that students are technologically literate to succeed in a highly competitive and global market. If we, as a state, are going to remain competitive both in the training and education of knowledge based workers, and attracting new and expanding industries that are looking for a well prepared workforce, we need to provide students with a fundamental understanding, through experiential learning, of the technological principles that will prepare them for their future education and careers. These technological competencies are the National Standards for Technological Literacy that have been adopted by the State Board for Career and Technical Education and are implemented into our Technology Education programs across the state.

How it works:

There are 12 school districts in the GNW Emerging Tech consortium. Each district pays an annual membership fee of $5,000 which is used to fund the rotation of modules, professional development for instructors, and expendable module supplies. The GNW CTE consortium covers all cost related to professional development, including travel, lodging, district substitute teacher pay, and CE credit payment.

The ET consortium also receives funding from ND CTE. NDCTE funding can only be used to purchase and repair high-tech equipment, purchase approved supplies for each module, and provide curriculum resources for instruction. All instructors who use the emerging technology modules must be trained on each module prior to that module being used in the school. ET Modules are rotated between school district every six weeks.

Current GNW ET modules:

Bio-Chem

CNC Embroidery

Graphics Production

CNC Router

GPS

Electronics

Pneumatics/Hydraulics/Mechanical

Robotics

 

How to Use Modules

All instructors who use the emerging technology modules must be trained on each module prior to that module being used in the school.