6th Grade Technology, 7th and 8th Grade Robotics, and Yearbook.
ABOUT MRS. OLIVIER
Loving it at Lanier!
This is my 9th year at Lanier Middle School and my 14th year of teaching. I taught English Language Arts for 12 years before switching to Robotics and Technology.
OVERVIEW OF COURSES
6TH GRADE TECHNOLGY
For the first semester, Students will learn Graphic Design, Beginning Photography, Basic Adobe Photoshop and Bridge tools, techniques, and applications. For the second semester, Students will study Game Design and then create a digital game using Scratch. For the last 9-week period, students will choose what they want to do: create a project with Photography and Photoshop or create a new 2-D game using Scratch.
INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
A beginning course in robotics, students will use engineering principles and computer coding to engage in problem-solving strategies using the VEX IQ building kits and following the IB Design process. Given various challenges, Students will learn to work collaboratively on a project team, and will design, build, and program a robot, documenting their progress while solving the challenge.
The next step in robotics learning, students will use engineering principles and computer coding to engage in problem-solving strategies using the VEX IQ building kits and ROBOTC programming language. Following the IB Design process, students will work collaboratively on a project team to design, build, and program a robot, while documenting their progress towards solving a particular ‘challenge’.
Yearbook is a student production class wherein the students are responsible for creating the Lanier Middle School Yearbook for the 2018-2019 school year. Students will learn about design, photography, copy writing, layout and marketing. Students must collaborate with other class members (copywriters, photographers, layout) in order to meet assigned production deadlines. Students must be able to accept constructive criticism and be willing to edit and improve their work until it is approved by the class, at which time the work will be considered finished. Students are also responsible for marketing the yearbook to generate sales.