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Mr. McLellan

Welcome to the 2016/2017 school year. I am excited you are interested in Engineering. Below is our class syllabus where you will find information we will be learning and working on.
Technology Education Program
Westerly High School
Mr. McLellan W104
Course Description:
This course is designed for students who have an interest in the Engineering Design field. The study of Engineering Design will create awareness of the necessary resources needed to further investigate a career in the Engineering field.
Students in the Engineering Design program will be exposed to the elements, sequence, and principles of engineering design. Students will learn the design process. Students will learn design factors and procedures necessary to design an array of products. Students will investigate Drafting techniques including Computer-Aided Design programs to design an array of products.
Course Goals:

  • Journal writing
  • Explore Engineering career opportunities
  • Investigate Engineering  designs and factors
  • Explore Drafting and CADD program techniques
  • Design and construct models

Supplies for class
This course requires a BINDER.  The binder will keep all documents organized to track the progress of your project.
Class Rules and Procedures:
No food or drinks allowed in the classroom (student handbook)
Students will be respectful and appropriate at all times to everyone in the room.  You will be prompt and prepared for all classes.  All fire drills and lockdown procedures apply.
Student Resources and Out of Class Communication:
Students can access assistance on any course related assignment by contacting their teacher or by accessing the teacher’s School Fusion webpage.  Students should also access the fusion page to reference models and exemplars.
Do Overs:

  • Students have the opportunity to “do over” two assessments per quarter in each course within ONE calendar week (7 days) of receiving the scored assessment. 
  • This option is only available for students who complete and hand the assessment in on the original due date.
  • Students must sign the WHS “do over” contract with their teacher to clarify the procedures within two school days of receiving the scored assessment.
  • The “do over” score is your final score.
  • Students will have one opportunity to “do over” each chosen assessment.
  • Students cannot “do over” an assessment that they made no genuine effort in completing.
  • Only students who do not score a proficient grade (80%) may retake the assessment.  Your teacher has the discretion to grant or deny this contract per this condition.
  • Teacher will split the difference of the points recouped with a maximum final score of 80%.

Missed work:
You will not be pursued about missed work. As a WHS student, you will be treated as a civic-minded adult and expected to act as such.   Please consult with your teacher or classmate concerning outstanding work.  [LT1] 
Monitor your Progress:
Students are responsible for evaluating their own performance on each assessment using a teacher provided rubric and will self-assess their work habits using the WHS Work Habits Rubric. Students are responsible for using the MMS student portal to monitor their grade throughout the course.[LT2] 
Grading Policy:

Technology/Business/Culinary/FCS Department
Grading Policy
The following formula is used to calculate a fair and reliable semester grade and “proficiency picture” that accurately reflects what the students knows and is able to do in this course:
 12%... End of Semester Exam (A comprehensive, cumulative & summative assessment aligned to discipline specific standards that require students to demonstrate their achievement of content knowledge and skills.)
12%... Anchor Task (A performance based, cumulative & summative assessment aligned to 1 of 5 21st century skills that require students to apply their learning to a new, discipline specific context. 
76%... Coursework (Includes varied assessments that measure student progress and achievement of subject area standards, which include discipline specific knowledge and skills, and an assessment of student work habits.) The following formula is used to calculate this portion of the semester grade:
60%... Summative Assessments [The evaluation of student learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against some standard(s) or benchmark(s).]
40%... Interim Assessments [The evaluation of student learning at different points within an instructional unit that measure progress towards some standard(s) or benchmark(s).]


Donald E. Hepler, Paul R. Wallach, Dana J. Hepler. (1991). Architecture: Drafting and Design, Sixth Edition. Glencoe/McGraw-Hill: Westerville, Ohio. ISBN: 0-07-028322-2