Jake Bohman and Ashton Post were recently recognized by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) as students who scored at the Proficient or Advanced level on the Advanced Career (AC) End-of-Course (EOC) assessment during the spring testing cycle (May 2018 through June 2018). Comprised of selected-response test items in career technical education, literacy, math and science that reflect the critical content standards of each course, every online EOC assessment is intellectually demanding of students.
Jake and Ashton are students in the Innovations in Science and Technology course I that was implemented last year at Buckhannon-Upshur High School. This introductory course introduces students to the core fundamental concepts of science and technology through authentic projects. Through these projects, students will develop an understanding of the relationship between the physical, biological and social world. Students will gain an understanding of the differences between science and technology, and learn that technology is a process for applying science. Students will develop a deeper understanding of scientific inquiry and the engineering design process when solving real-world problems. Students will experience the interaction of science, technology, engineering, math and literacy through a problem-based learning environment. Finally, the process will require students to use mathematics to analyze costs, develop budgets and make precise measurements to successfully implement project goals