The technology TEKS emphasize creativity and innovation; communication and collaboration; research and information fluency; critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making; digital citizenship; and technology operations and concepts. Fifth grade students are enrolled in robotics and in a technology application course that provides a foundation for their success in future STEM electives and core curriculum. Robotics is also offered as an elective to students in sixth through eighth grade. Students with a passion for robotics participate in robotics competitions. In addition, the technology courses offered to sixth through eighth grade students lead to high school credit in digital graphics, computer science, and video-technology. In these courses, instructional foundation skills are explicitly taught, modeled, and then applied to real world projects such as creating applications, art work, and video presentations.
For more information on the state requirements: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills