Welcome to the Technology Department. We hope that this site will help you better understand our programs and course selections. For more information contact you child's school or Counseling Center.
The New York State Education Department has established learning standards for Technology denoting the skills and abilities each student should attain at various levels of his or her education - elementary, middle and high school levels. For a complete list of the learning standards for Technology, click here.
BH-BL elementary school students are utilizing computer technology as a tool for learning. Increasingly, teachers are creating computer-based student learning projects. For example, a class of third grade students can write original stories using the computer for word processing and, later, combine the stories with audio and computer-generated graphics to create multi-media presentations. READ MORE »
At O’Rourke Middle School we help prepare students to become the next generation of technologists, innovators, designers, and engineers. Since 2012-13 our Technology Education program at the middle school has been based on a nationally recognized STEM curriculum called Engineering by Design™. This project-based curriculum was created to help adolescents succeed and be prepared for our global society today and in the future. 7th grade Technology Education is a 20 week course that focuses on Invention and Innovation. During the 20 week course in 8th Grade the focus is on technological systems. Students develop creativity, critical thinking, and technological literacy while using tools, machines and other resources to solve real-life problems
Technology Education courses have been designed to meet the needs of all students and offer a unique opportunity for students to develop skills that will be of value now and in the future. Course vary from Computer Aided Drawing and Robotics to Engineering and Architecture.
* See individual course descriptions in the BH-BL High School curriculum/course guide for specifications.