Phone: 816-795-5830 Ext. 50516 Plan Time 1:35 - 2:20
Degrees and Certifications:
BSEd Secondary Ed/Technology Ed UCM MAEd Baker EdS UCM
My name is Brendon Riggs. I teach Technology and the Project Lead The Way curriculum, which includes Design & Modeling, Automation & Robotics and Medical Detectives. This curriculum is split between two semester classes, Gateway I and Gateway II.
The Design & Modeling class is where students use 3D design software to create plans for projects that they will assemble. Along with the Design & Modeling curriculum we cover elements of the Medical Detectives curriculum where students explore Biomedical careers, Vital Signs, Mystery Illness and Testing the Senses projects.
The Automation & Robotics curriculum involves the problem solving and design process to plan, create and program mechanisms and robots. We also explore more of the Medical Detectives curriculum, with activities like Intro to CSI and the Murder Mystery Investigation (time of death, autopsy, suspect identification/DNA fingerprinting).
Intro to Gateway is the 9 week 6th grade class that introduces students to the basics of engineering, what technology is and how it effects us, and a preview of what we do in both Gateway classes.