2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Sustainability and Renewable Technologies (8414/36 weeks)
All tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
- Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
- Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
- Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
- Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
- Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
- Demonstrate customer-service skills.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills
Examining All Aspects of an Industry
- Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
- Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
- Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
- Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Introducing Sustainability and Renewable Resources
- Interpret sustainability as it applies to social, economic, and environmental issues.
- Illustrate the interconnectedness of the global community.
- Compare and contrast renewable resources and non-renewable resources.
- Develop a working glossary of terms related to sustainability and renewable technologies.
- Evaluate a variety of media and informational sources for reliability, bias, and propaganda.
- Analyze an individual’s impact on natural resources.
- Calculate an individual’s carbon footprint, ecological footprint, and water footprint.
- Implement practices to reduce personal carbon footprint.
Examining Social Sustainability
Exploring the Economics of Sustainability
- Differentiate between needs and wants.
- Illustrate the interconnectedness of needs and wants and resource availability.
- Identify factors that influence consumer choices.
- Explain economic interests as a motivating force behind energy usage decisions.
- Investigate the role of government and budgetary allocation in providing access to and distribution of resources.
- Perform a life-cycle cost analysis.
Analyzing Environmental Issues
- Analyze the relationship between population and carrying capacity.
- Research a country's gross domestic product (GDP) and its correlation to resource consumption.
- Examine the environmental impacts of the extraction and reliance on fossil fuels.
- Outline a major environmental issue that affects human health and the viability of our planet.
- Demonstrate a major technological environmental issue’s effect on global and local human health and the viability of our planet.
- Debate strategies for responding to major environmental issues.
- Explain basic concepts of ecology and environmental science.
- Examine the interconnectedness between man-made structures and the natural environment.
Examining Technology's Impact on the Environment and Natural Resources
Evaluating Sustainable Practices
- Compare sustainable alternatives in agriculture.
- Identify sustainable alternatives in construction and building management.
- Explain the environmental impact of new construction versus renovation.
- Design methods to reduce energy consumption in a given process in building management.
- Research how effects from climate change can be mitigated.
- Analyze linear and cyclical approaches to life cycles of common technological products.
- Create a new product from existing products using the cradle-to-cradle approach.
Examining Renewable Energy
- Explain different energy technologies and their capacity to meet the social, economic, and environmental needs for a sustainable future.
- Predict the ability of renewable and nonrenewable energy resources to meet future demand.
- Analyze barriers to implementation of renewable technology and practices.
- Propose methods of overcoming barriers to implementation of renewable technology and practices.
- Assess the accessibility of renewable technologies within a given geographical area.
- Measure energy output of a renewable energy source using proper instruments.
- Explain the function of the basic components of a photovoltaic system.
- Produce a working wind turbine.
- Investigate the effects of light intensity and color on the energy output of a photovoltaic (PV) array.
- Construct a model of a photovoltaic (PV) array and/or wind turbine system that powers a small device.
- Investigate how wind speed and direction affect wind turbine energy output.
- Explain the basic principles of geothermal and geo-exchange systems.
- Compare and contrast sustainable alternatives and conventional building practices.