The module begins with the fundamental theories of electricity and electronics. These concepts include current, voltage, resistance, Ohm’s law, and magnetism. Students also learn how to safely perform tasks with electronic circuitry. As students progress through the module, they acquire more advanced knowledge and skills. For example, they learn to perform calculations and use these values to predict the performance of electrical circuits. They also develop the ability to troubleshoot and repair various faults in electrical and electronic systems.
• These modules are for students who are having a first learning experience with electricity and electronics. • It offers numerous analogies, which relate basic principles, concepts and terms to everyday life experiences. • These modules feature an Exploratory Electronics Laboratory Workstation with electronics parts, teacher manuals, reproducible student workbooks, and teaching software to guide instruction of the learning module. • A new addition to this module is the Residential Wiring trainer that enforces technical skills that students can use in for practical life lesson and provides exploration in electronics careers. Several hands-on activities reinforce electrical systems and allow students to realize their interest and potential to succeed in the field. • The Residential Electrical Wiring trainer is used to introduce electrical wiring techniques. It demonstrates the operation of a service panel and how it is used to distribute power and protect various circuits. Wiring of the most common electrical fixtures is demonstrated as well as circuit basics, service panels, circuit breakers and fuses, grounding, cables and wires and safety. • Software must be loaded onto a school’s local computer or laptops.
NESC has provided me with invaluable resources and knowledge to refine my craft and keep our school district competitive and progressive in twenty first century learning. They have provided professional development that has changed the direction of our district and helped us to refocus our school improvement goals (Marzano High Reliability Schools training). They have been available for support on every level for our administration and staff, and provided some of the best training I’ve ever attended in my 25 years of teaching (Steve Dunn Writing Workshop). Without their expertise and commitment to our schools, we would not have the resources and strategies available for effective instructional practices. I can’t imagine not having the NESC as our main professional development support system. They are the solid foundation of collaboration and excellence that small rural districts in North Dakota need.
Melissa HiltnerFormer K-12 Instructional Coach, Langdon Area Public Schools
As the former High School Principal and current Superintendent at Dakota Prairie Schools, I have witnessed first-hand the benefits of the NESC’s Succeed 2020 program. These benefits range from technology assistance, data retrieval, professional development analyzing data, and support. In the time I have been at DP, we have transitioned to a one-to-one school, implemented data teams at both campuses, implemented a data intervention time with our students, and begun wrestling with best practices in regards to classroom teaching and data usage. All of these improvements are due directly to the assistance and guidance allowed to us by the NESC’s Succeed 2020 Grant.
Jay SladeSuperintendent, Dakota Prairie Public Schools