• 2013-2014 Course Syllabus for STEM     Term 1



    Teacher:  Mrs. Tina Williams   E-Mail:  tina.williams@biloxischools.net



    Teacher’s Web Site:  www.mde.instructure.com




    Objectives:  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Applications is an innovative instructional program that prepares students to engage in future academic and vocational courses of study in high school, community college, and institutions of higher learning.



    The units that will be covered this term are:



    •        Safety



    •        Orientation and Ethics



    •        Technology Literacy



    •        The Design Process



    •        Emerging Technologies




    This syllabus is subject to change as the year progresses.




    Tests and Grades



    Grading:  A=90-100   B=80-89   C=70-79   D=65-69   F=Below 65   I=incomplete



    Grading follows the policies of Biloxi Public Schools.  A mid-term progress report and a report card following the end of each term are issued. 









    Tests:  Daily grades will be accumulated based on frequent quizes given at the beginning of class, dissussion questions on the Blackboard website, and various other assignments.  Tests will be given at the end of each unit.  The grading scale will be:  Tests = 55%, Daily = 35%, Term Test = 10%




    Retesting:  Students will be allowed to retest once they have approval from the teacher and have completed required retesting assignments.  Retesting will be allowed for test grades only and must be completed on date assigned.  Retesting will occur onThursday afternoons.  Students who wish to retest must be in room 209 by 2:20 pm.   Retesting will not be allowed on projects.  Students must sign up with



    Instructor before 3:00 pm the Tuesday before retesting occurs.




    Homework/Assignments/Projects:  All projects must be turned in on time unless absent on the day it is due.  In this case it is due the first day back.  Classwork and tests must be made up after school.    




    Course Requirements:  Students must return a signed lab contract and an Internet usage contract in order to participate in class. 




    Important Dates: September 3, Labor Day



    Midterm progress report:  09/07/12    Term exams:  10/01/12-10/05/12   Report card:  10/07/12