Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies (ADST) AT A GLANCE


 

From BC’s New Curriculum Website
Introduction

The ability to design and make, acquire skills as needed, and apply technologies is important in the world today and a key aspect of educating citizens for the future.  Learn more

Goals and Rationale

The Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies curriculum builds on students’ natural curiosity, inventiveness, and desire to create and work in practical ways.  Learn more


 

ADST K – 3:  IDEATE – MAKE – SHARE

Design Thinking and Making:  this process is meant to be done in combination with grade-level content from other areas of learning in cross-curricular activities.

Resources for ADST Grades K – 3


 

ADST 4/5:  CONTEXT – DEFINE – IDEATE – PROTOTYPE – Test – Make – Share

Design Thinking and Making:  this process is meant to be done in combination with grade-level content from other areas of learning in cross-curricular activities.

Resources for ADST Grades 4/5


 

ADST 6/7:  CONTEXT – DEFINE – IDEATE – PROTOTYPE – Test – Make – Share

Students should experience a minimum of three of the following:  

  • Computational Thinking
  • Computers and Communications Devices
  • Digital Literacy
  • Drafting
  • Entrepreneurship and Marketing
  • Food Studies
  • Media Arts
  • Metalwork
  • Power Technology
  • Robotics
  • Textiles
  • Woodwork

Resources for ADST Grades 6/7


 

ADST 8/9:  CONTEXT – DEFINE – IDEATE – PROTOTYPE – Test – Make – Share

Students are now required to complete the equivalent of a full-year “course”, which can be made up of one or more of the following modules

  • Computational Thinking
  • Computers and Communications Devices
  • Digital Literacy
  • Drafting
  • Entrepreneurship and Marketing
  • Food Studies
  • Media Arts
  • Metalwork
  • Power Technology
  • Robotics
  • Textiles
  • Woodwork

Resources for ADST Grades 8/9


 

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