Welcome to Mr. Engstrom’s Distance Learning Classroom
All virtual class sessions will take place via Zoom. A link to the Zoom meeting will be posted in Google Classroom before each class session.
All assignments and assessments will be posted/assigned, submitted, and graded through Google Classroom. Official grades will be posted on the Aeries Portal. A copy of the course syllabus can be found under the "Course Files" section of Google Classroom.
To access classroom resources, log in to your CVUSD Google account using your school email address and password. You can do it from within Classlink, or directly in your browser. This video shows how to switch between your personal and school Google account.
I can also be reached via messages on Google Classroom.
I will try to respond to all student and parent messages within 24 hours on weekdays.
Virtual Office Hours
These are hours which I will be available, live, for questions regarding assignments, schedules, and other schoolwork concerns. Students may find the link for my Virtual Office hours in our Google Classroom.
Monday, Wednesday (1:35 - 2:20 PM)
Tuesday, Thursday (7:30 - 8:15 AM)
For technological difficulties (devices, username/password, online tools) call the CVUSD Hotline: (909) 628-1202 x1080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM, Monday through Friday.
*This hotline and email are not for general information or homework help*
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) is a high school level course that is appropriate for students who are interested in design and engineering. The major focus of the IED course is to expose students to design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards, and technical documentation. IED gives students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of course concepts through activity, project, and problem-based (APPB) learning. Used in combination with a teaming approach, APPB-learning challenges students to continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities and understanding of the design process. It also allows students to develop strategies to enable and direct their own learning, which is the ultimate goal of education.
The course assumes no previous knowledge, but students should be concurrently enrolled in college preparatory mathematics and science. Students will employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. In addition, students use a state of the 3D solid modeling design software package to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems. Students will develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges that increase in difficulty throughout the course. Students will also learn how to document their work, and communicate their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community.