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Design Technology

Visit the Cooper Tech Lab Webpage to explore all of the resources available and learn about the projects students have completed.

Design Technology Children’s Engineering

In addition to the core subjects of math, science, social studies and language arts, the students at Cooper learn about the different fields of engineering. Using a children's engineering curriculum, students assume the role of aerospace, electrical, mechanical, industrial, civil and environmental engineers to solve real world problems. Preparing to work in career fields not yet developed, students learn problem solving and other 21st Century skills as they use the engineering problem solving loop to complete design challenges. Character counts at Cooper and shows when our students wok together in cooperative groups. They develop their communication skills by participating in discussions and sharing what they discovered when working through a challenge. 


Design Discovery

Technology Center
The "Tech Lab" features the latest computer applications for math, science, social studies and reading. Small group instruction as well as group projects occur in the lab. Our lab is furnished with iMac computer workstations, printers, and scanners. Cooper has been recognized on the state and national level for innovative technology education. 

Technology Education Links

Technology Lab Parent Survey

International Technology Education Association (ITEA)

Virginia Technology Education Association (VTEA)

Virginia Children's Engineering Council