Technology Education

Technology education is defined in Indiana as “an action-based program for all students to learn how to develop, produce, use and assess the impacts of products and services that extend the human potential to improve and control the human-made environment” (Indiana Technology Education Standards Booklet, 2004).

In the classroom, this translates into students learning the processes and knowledge related to technology that will provide them the understanding and problem-solving skills to participate in society as an active, informed citizen, and make wise consumer choices and informed career choices.

In the middle schools, technology education provides introductory courses which link knowledge in other areas to applications via technology systems. These are followed in the high school with experiences of greater depth within more specific topics in developing, producing, using, and assessing all technologies, including Project Lead the Way, a national engineering-based curriculum.