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School name: Colfax High School

Project name:  Tech Essentials and Project Lead the Way (colfaxdesign.com)

Contacts: Jonathan Schwartz, Wade Wolff & Christian Kinsey

Description:
Students enrolling in Colfax Tech Essentials will be introduced to general design principles. Students will rotate through four Career Technology Education classes: Woodworking, Metal, Electronics and Integrated Computers. The course consists of basic instruction and the practice in each of the individual fields. Through hands-on project based learning, students will develop a project that involves all four fields. This applied academics class prepares students for design, engineering, manufacturing, and technology careers.

Colfax High School also offers Project Lead the Way.

Background:
Colfax High School has been a past recipient of several Lemelson MIT InvenTeam grants where a group of students developed a product concept, prototyped and tested the product.  InvenTeam advisor Jonathan Swartz is an inventor and manufacturer in his own right, developing the Top Saw pocket tool, a product that won a 2007 Leatherman’s Innovative Tool contest.   The Sierra STEM CTE Collaborative grant and Sierra College provided the opportunity for four CTE programs to collaborate (wood, metals, electronics and media) and develop a multi-disciplinary program.

Links: Colfax High School Career Technical Education and Design Tech web site

Colfax High School Career Technical Education classes

ColfaxMath You Tube - movies, Seven Essentials of Mathematics and hands-on high school student projects