• I hope all of you are doing well and taking care of each other. If you are looking for stuff to do check out the link on the main page of the Galileo web site. If you have done that and want to continue with your work in my class feel free to do so (you definitely are not required to do so, but if you want stuff to work on you can work on that stuff). If you are not able to work on the stuff for Gateway Major Problems (due to not having the software/equipment/etc.) you can work on any type of problem solving stuff and put in screen shots or written reflections on it and I will give you credit for it when we return to school.

    Remember you can email me if you need any help (scott.apodaca-eacker@d11.org).

    Again, take care of you and your family and I will see you when we return to school.

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Mr. Scott Apodaca-Eacker

Phone: 719-328-2759


Degrees and Certifications:

Teaching Licenses: Secondary Science & CTE STEM Principal License BA - Chemistry - UCCS MA - Curriculum & Instruction - UCCS

Mr. Scott Apodaca-Eacker

Gateway to Technology

Gateway - Personalized Learning Guidelines
The PLTW Gateway program features a project-based curriculum designed to challenge and engage the natural curiosity and imagination of middle school students. They envision, design and test their ideas with the same advanced modeling software used by companies like Lockheed Martin, Intel and Sprint. They study mechanical and computer control systems; think robotics and animation. Students also explore the importance of energy, including innovative ways to reduce, conserve and produce it using solar, thermal and wind power. The knowledge that students gain and the skills they build from Gateway create a strong foundation for further STEM learning in high school and beyond.
Students will first go through the introduction to Gateway and Personalized Learning (PL). Then they will choose one of numerous Major Problems (real world problems) to start. They will need to answer Essential Questions and learn or enhance skills as they progress through the various parts of the problem. If they do not know the answer for the Essential Question then they will need to find the answer in one of multiple different ways – activities (that are designed to help them understand), their own exploration/research, or any other way they come up with to answer the questions. There are also challenges that they must complete to move through to reach the final problem. This is to get them to fully understand the topics/requirements needed to solve the major problem successfully. 

Students will earn grades based on what they have completed.

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Twitter: @apodasa

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