• E2013-2014 Course Syllabus for Engineering I Term 1

    Teacher: Tina Williams E-mail: Tina.williams@biloxischools.net
    Teacher’s Web Site: mde.instructure.com
    Objectives: Engineering is a program in pre-engineering for high school students. The purpose
    of the program is to provide students with expanded knowledge of the use of technological skills
    and to enable them to solve problems by applying knowledge in a technological context. The
    program is designed to provide students with hands-on experiences related to the application
    of engineering concepts in the workplace. Students will develop academic and technical skills,
    21st century skills, and human relations competencies that accompany technical skills for job
    success and lifelong learning. Students who complete the program will be better prepared
    to enter and succeed in engineering programs offered by Mississippi community and junior
    colleges and institutions of higher education
    Units that will be covered this term are:
    • Orientation and Safety
    • Engineering History
    • Engineering Ethics
    • Engineering Careers
    • Robotics
    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
    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 not be allowed on projects.
    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.
    Course Requirements: Students must return a signed lab contract and an Internet usage contract in
    order to participate in class. They must also pass a safety test with the score of 100.
    Important Dates:
    Labor Day Holliday: September 2 Midterm progress report: September 9 Common Term
    Assessment: September 30-October 4 Report Cards: October 18