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Applied Design, Skills and Technologies
Applied Design, Skills and Technologies

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Applied Design, Skills and Technologies (ADST) ​ 

The new Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies (ADST) curriculum is an experiential, hands-on program of learning through design and creation that includes skills and concepts from traditional and Aboriginal practice; from the existing disciplines of Business Education, Home Economics, Information Technology, and Technology Education.

The name "Applied Design, Skil​ls, and Technologies" replaces "Applied Skills." The new name is intended to better capture the scope and nature of the domain. Design in​volves the ability to combine an empathetic understanding of the context of a problem, creativity in the generation of insights and solutions, and critical thinking to analyze and fit solutions to the context. To move from design to final product or service requires skills and technology. Skills are the abilities gained through competence to do something and to do it increasingly well​. Technologies are tools that enable human capabilities.

What else is new?

  • ​​This is a new provincial curriculum for K-7
  • The K-5 curriculum consists only of Curricular Compentencies and Big Ideas. The intent is that these will provide a common focus and a common language for the designing and making activities that are currently a normal part of students' learning experiences in K-5 classrooms
  • The simplified curriculum for K-5 has no content. The intent and requirement is that teachers use the learning standards for Curricular Competencies from other areas of learning to provide students with cross-curricular opportunities to develop skills in design thinking and making.
  • Curricular Competencies are grade grouped K-3, 4-5, and 6-7 to simplify design stages  and be more developmentally more appropriate

Tool Information Sheets 
by Amy Robins
 5/16/2017 2:05 PM
Folder: ADST Tool Information Sheets
11/3/2017 9:27 AMAmy Robins
3D Printing Workshop.pdf
10/9/2019 1:13 PMAnnmarie Varley
Coding and Robotics Apps.pdf
9/11/2017 1:11 PMAmy Robins
Coding_Robotics Budgeting Tool.xlsm
9/27/2017 9:00 AMDeborah McEwan
Introductory Robotics 2019-2020.pdf
10/9/2019 1:04 PMAnnmarie Varley
New Learning Resources for Elementary 2017 18 page 2.pdf
9/14/2017 9:57 AMDeborah McEwan
New Learning Resources for Elementary 2017 18.pdf
9/11/2017 8:30 AMDeborah McEwan
New Learning Resources for Secondary 2017 18.pdf
9/28/2017 1:22 PMDeborah McEwan
Robotics and Coding Information Sheets.pdf
9/11/2017 10:21 AMAmy Robins
Tools for Schools Poster.pdf
10/4/2019 12:04 PMAnnmarie Varley
 New Curriculum
 Curriculum Search Tool
 BC Technology Education Association
 Teachers of Home Economics Specialist Association
 Skills Canada
Session info
Time: 9/25/2020 5:56:36 AM
Host: AS80
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