My name is Mrs. Bridges - Mathieu. I am an Engineering and Technology Pathway teacher at Arabia Mountain High School of Engineering, Energy, and Environment . In the next paragraph, I have summarized some highlights of our program.
The Engineering and Technology Pathway, in Dekalb County, Georgia, is an instructional program that provides young men and women (Grades 9-12) with daily, hands-on exploratory experiences and insights into technology and career opportunities so that they can make meaningful occupational and educational choices. Engineering and Technology Education capitalizes on the individual's potential for reasoning and problem solving, for imagining and creating, and for constructing and expressing through the use of tools and materials related to technology. It develops content and experiences to contribute to the growth and development of students commensurate with their potential. The Engineering and Technology Education Pathway is a basic and fundamental study for all persons in regard to career explorations and educational opportunities. Opportunities to develop and apply leadership, social, civic and technologically related skills are provided through the Technology Student Association (TSA). All Technology Education courses are taught with each of the 7 areas of Technology systems in mind (Agriculture and Bio-Technology, Energy and Power ,Information and Communications, Construction, Medical, Manufacturing and Transportation) being designed to provide a means through which other courses such as mathematics, science, language arts and social studies can be applied in a practical manner within a technology-based situation. Teaching across the curriculum is vital to the success of an Engineering and Technology Education program.