Dear Valadez Middle School Academy Community,
At Valadez Middle School Academy we are proud to provide our students with the opportunity to participate in the Synergistic Technology Lab. The Synergistic Technology Lab is an eighteen module program where students will learn, investigate, and apply their 21st century skills with the different disciplines of: Flight Technology, Robotics, Rocketry & Space, Simple Machines, Webmaster, Lights & Lasers, Music & Sound, Oceanography, Research & Design, CADD (computer aided drafting), Careers, Computer Technology, Digital Manufacturing, Electronics, Energy-Power-Mechanics, Engineering Towers, Computer Graphics & Animation, and Engines.
Students will work in groups and spend approximately seven days at each module. Our goal is for students to get through nine of the eighteen modules in a semester. Within the seven days at a module our students will accomplish discrete objectives and activities. For example, one of the modules is Flight Technology. In Flight Technology, students learn the principles of flight. Students use a computer flight simulator to experience piloting an aircraft. Each student evaluates the other and prepares a written critique of his or her partner’s flight. Students are introduced to navigation and plot a course using angular measurement and mathematical computation.