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Year: 2008 – Province: British Columbia
Certificate of Achievement Recipient
School: Mount Slesse Middle School
5871 Tyson Road
Sardis, British Columbia
Principal: Dan Heisler
School Telephone: 604-824-7481
School Fax: 604-824-7328
School Website: www.slesse.ca
Subjects and Grades Taught: Technology education in Grades 7 to 9
- The nature of Technology Education is to introduce students to a process that will empower them to use their creativity and knowledge to solve problems. Each hands-on activity is carefully balanced with theory and research to ensure that students can complete problem-solving processes successfully and feel rewarded by their efforts.
- Unlike most technology courses, which begin with either wood-based or metal-based construction, Mr. Munshaw immediately introduces a wide variety of materials and technologies to students.
- His students designed and manufactured a one-person electric car and took part in competitions in which their opponents were often university students. Other projects included building a solar-powered bicycle, robotic submarines, carbon dioxide powered race cars and water powered rockets.
- From April to October 2007, Mr. Munshaw organized and then ran the British Columbia Technology Education Association Conference. He was the driving force behind the conference, recruiting the schools, organizers and supporters who made the event a success.
"What impresses me about Mr. Munshaw, apart from his commitment to students, is his ability to challenge his students to undertake creative, challenging and worthwhile ventures." School superintendent
"His programs have been innovative and engaging for the students. Students were required to use higher-level thinking and problem-solving skills." President, Technology Education Association