IB MYP Technology

Years 1-3 by Jason Reagin

VOLUME 1 OF 2 IN A 5-YEAR SERIES OF COURSE MATERIALS -
IB Curriculum Aligned*

The IB Middle Years Programme or MYP is designed as a five year course of study, typically grades 6-10 (the IB Diplomma Programme, or DP, covers grades 11-12).  Each of the eight subject areas must be taught a minimum of 50 hours per school year.  Technology is one of the eight subject areas. Each year of the programme has 3 projects with each covering one of the ‘branches’ of technology.  These branches are Materials, Information and Systems.  Each of the three branches must be covered in each year of the Middle Years Programme. Each year has 50 lessons. The table of contents for each year is posted below the following course descriptions. Years 1-5 of MYP Tech will typically begin in grade 6 and end in grade 10.

This Volume 1 of 2 is typically used to teach grades 6-8 and Volume 2 to teach grades 9-10.

MYP Technology: Year 1 of 5 (typically grade 6)
The main goal of the first year of study in MYP Technology is to introduce and put into practice the Design Cycle.  The lessons and units are designed to lead the students through each phase of the design cycle step by step so that they can practice using it.  The design cycle is the driving force behind all that is planned and taught in the MYP Technology course.  Students also have the opportunity to learn about and use a design brief, design specification and criteria assessment rubric.  50 lessons are included following the syllabus below.

MYP Technology: Year 2 of 5 (typically grade 7)
The second year of MYP Technology builds upon the first year.  There are further opportunities for students to practice using the design cycle.  This will allow students to improve their skills in writing design briefs, design specifications and using assessment rubrics.  The difference in the first and second year of the Technology course is that the projects vary from simplistic in the first year to more sophisticated in the final year. 

MYP Technology: Year 3 of 5 (typically grade 8)
The third year of the programme has 3 projects with each covering one of the ‘branches’ of technology.  These branches are Materials, Information and Systems.  Each of the three branches must be covered in each year of the Middle Years Programme.

The third year of the MYP Technology course starts out immediately with a project.  In the first two years of the course there was an introduction and a review of the design cycle.  For third year students in MYP Technology this is not necessary.  Like the first two years there are three projects designed to have students use the design cycle.  However, the difference is that in year three students are beginning to have a broader audience in mind for their final products.  In the first year students design and create products or solutions to problems that they have, but in the third year they are starting to tackle problems that have more global implications.  50 lessons are included following the syllabus below.
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Year 1 Table of Contents:

Unit 1: Personal Calendar - Introduction of the basic elements required to begin the first MYP Technology project (Brainstorming, Bibliography, Design Brief, & Design Specifications). Using class time (plus homework) to complete Criteria A-E; formative & summative assessment throughout
Unit 2: Virtual Truss Bridge - Review of the Design Cycle; Introduction of truss structures; completion of Criteria A-E; formative & summative assessment throughout
Unit 3: Technology Game - Review of the Design Cycle; Introduction of essential skills & knowledge; completion of Criteria A-E; formative & summative assessment throughout</font>

Year 2 Table of Contents:

Unit 1: Business Card - Introduction/Review of the basic elements required to begin the MYP Technology project (Bibliography, Design Brief, & Design Specifications). Using class time (plus homework) to complete Criteria A-E; formative & summative assessment throughout
Unit 2: Natural Disaster Evacuation Plan - Review of the Design Cycle; Introduction of essential skills & knowledge of disaster planning; completion of Criteria A-E; formative & summative assessment throughout
Unit 3: Dream Room/Home Design - Introduction of essential skills & knowledge of drafting & design; completion of Criteria A-E; formative & summative assessment throughout</font>

Year 3 Table of Contents:

Unit 1: Travel Planner - Introduction of essential skills & knowledge of travel planning ; using class time (plus homework) to complete Criteria A-E; formative & summative assessment throughout
Unit 2: Tree/Plant Base Support System - Introduction of essential skills & knowledge; completion of Criteria A-E; formative & summative assessment throughout
Unit 3: Campsite Design - Reinforcement of essential skills & knowledge of site planning; completion of Criteria A-E; formative & summative assessment throughout

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