Welcome to Technology Education
Meet the Teacher
My name is Ethan Burns and I am the new Technology Education teacher here at Long Lake CSD. Previously I worked as a historical military and trades interpreter at the Old Fort Niagara Association as well as working in theatrical carpentry and prop-making before that.
Originally from Western New York, I received my Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from SUNY Buffalo State. During this time I studied furniture design and wood working, American crafting, ceramics, printing, weaving, dying, 2D and 3D design, sculpting, drawing, and apprenticed briefly as a blacksmith. I look forward to incorporating all of these traditional trades into the STEM curriculum.
I have recently moved to this area and am very excited to be a part of the Long Lake CSD staff!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction to Technology 7 Resources
This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of materials, energy, structure, and design, while also being an engaging and hands-on way to contextualize the world they live in. Students will also be introduced to the tools in the shop as well as shop safety procedures they will serve them after they are done with this class and move on in both high school and their lives.
The work is split between building projects and textbook learning with a short comprehension quiz at the end of every lesson.
Introduction to Technology 8 Resources
Technology in 8th grade will expand on the lessons learned in 7th grade with a greater focus on hands-on shop work. The final projects will incorporate more individual design from the students and allow them to have more freedom to choose how to complete their projects. The concepts will, as well, be more abstract than 7th grade and will include ideas like flow, line, symmetry, and feeling.
Woodworking is designed to instruct students on the basics of carving, joining, and turning wood, as well as a familiarization with the history of American woodcraft. Students will learn how to safely take a piece of rough cut wood and turn it into an aesthetically pleasing piece of art. This course is recommended for students who would like to go into trade school for carpentry but also students who would like to diversify their high school schedule with a traditional and focused craft blended with a fine art feel.