Name: Jason ZalnoE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 610.779.3320Welcome to my home page. My name is Jason Zalno and I have been teaching technology education since 2008, and have been teaching at Exeter Junior High since 2010.
Technology Education is the means by which we teach Technology which is found in the Academic Standards for Science and Technology. Technology is the application of tools, materials, processes and systems by humans to solve problems and provide benefits to humankind. We use technology in an attempt to improve our environment. These improvements may relate to survival needs (i.e. food, shelter, defense) or they may relate to human aspirations (i.e. knowledge, art, control). Technology Education involves a broad spectrum of knowledge and activities. Effective Technology Education combines knowledge of content, processes and skills to provide students with a holistic approach to learning. Technology Education offers unique opportunities to apply numerous academic concepts through practical minds-on/hands-on applications. The relationship between science and technology is one where science builds principles or theories and technology provides the practical application of those principles or theories.
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides transformative learning experiences for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. Through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, students learn problem-solving strategies, critical and creative thinking, and how to communicate and collaborate. We are shaping the innovators, creators, and designers of today and tomorrow. Teachers play an immeasurable role in empowering students to lead their own learning. Through PLTW professional development, teachers learn how to lead the engaging PLTW experience in their classrooms, taking on the role of facilitator and coach as their students soar to new heights.