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    Industrial Arts

    Wasilla Middle School

    Name: Brian R. Cook
    Email Address: brian.cook@matsuk12.us
    Phone number: 907-352-7547




    Welcome and thank you for visiting this site. Please use the side menu to access Google Classroom and other important features of our Industrial Arts class. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments (email will receive the quickest response).


    Important Program Overview

    The Wasilla Middle School Exploratory Department is embarking on a new adventure this year in order to better meet the needs of our students in this ever-changing world. We will be implementing a two part program involving S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), with heavy emphasis in project based learning. The goal is to create a more comprehensive learning environment where students implement skills across content, think critically about the world around them, and solve problems in real world settings.


    Major changes:

    1. Semester 1: Instead of students taking 1 quarter of each of the four exploratory courses (Art, Coding, Industrial Arts, S.T.E.M.), students will spend 4 weeks with each subject in the first semester. This time will be spent learning prerequisite skills necessary for more advanced work. (see individual course syllabi for more specific explanations of this time)
    2. Semester 2: Students will be working in all four subject areas simultaneously to solve a real world problem. This year’s emphasis is environment and sustainability. Students will work collaboratively with peers, teachers and community experts on one or two major projects leading up to a presentation at the end of the year.
    3. Assessment and Grading: Students will be assessed using a rubric on Feedback Fridays. Each course will have a specific rubric to include skills mastery and employability standards. Students will have the ability to self assess, as well as meet with his/her teacher and peers for feedback.










Last Modified on December 27, 2017