Foundations of Tech Instructor
Workshop: Ext 204
Classroom Ext 207
English/Social Studies for Foundations
Ph: 207-729-6622 Ext 118
This program serves an introduction to a myriad of skills contained within all the programs offered at Region 10.
Foundations is a program designed for ninth and tenth graders who want a year-long Region 10 experience but who are too young for, or not yet ready to commit themselves to, a particular Region 10 program. Foundations features an orientation to all Region 10 programs through a year-long sequence that also includes basic industrial safety, an introduction to hand tools, power tools, and other job-related technology used in the following professions:
- health sciences
- culinary arts
- automotive/auto body tech
- metal fabrication and welding
- small engines and outdoor power sports vehicles
- early childhood education
- creative digital media and graphic design.
Math and writing are also reinforced through industry–related writing and math such as measuring, fractions, and estimating. The program features many hands-on learning activities in which students can “try on” a wide range of professions.
Students who take Foundations will also take their English and Social Studies at Region 10 on an every-other-day basis, alternating between Foundations on one day, and their English/Social Studies the next. When possible, the English and Social Studies focus will be on issues and themes related to the workplace. As with all Region 10 programs, Foundations meets every day for half a day. 9th graders attend during the AM session, while 10th graders attend during the PM session.
Diligent students who complere Foundations of technology will be first in line for the program of their choice their sophomore year.
Power and hand tools
Digital media tools
Building and construction
21st Century Skills
Applied Math with Measurement and Geometry
Theory of Technological Studies
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