Phone: 219-881-1500 X 1232
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Ms. Jamie Wolverton
I teach Geometry, Introduction to Engineering and Civil Engineering & Architecture. In addition, I am the 11th grade lead teacher. This is my seventh year teaching here at Theodore Roosevelt College & Career Academy, and I am looking forward to having a great year. I graduated from Valparaiso University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and I have completed the UTEP (Urban Teacher Education Program) at Indiana University. I also have earned a Master’s degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from Indiana University. Below is a brief description of the three courses that I teach. Go Panthers!
Geometry is typically an 11th grade course at TRCCA. We cover a variety of topics such as congruent triangles, reasoning and proof, parallel and perpendicular lines, similarity, ratios, proportions, and area and volume. This course is taught through direct instruction and with a variety of methods. The relevance of the skills learned in the course are demonstrated through real world applications. Projects and hands on learning are a big part this math course.
Introduction to Engineering (DESN 101)
Introduction to Engineering is designed to be an 11th grade course and is a prerequisite to DESN 105. It is a dual credit course certified through Ivy Tech. All disciplines of engineering are explored in the course through project based learning. Topics of study include, drafting (manual & CAD), water resources, solar & wind power, bridge design & structures, cost estimation and design processes.
Civil Engineering & Architecture (DESN 105)
Civil Engineering & Architecture is typically offered to 12th grade students. DESN 101 is a prerequisite for this course. Civil Engineering and Architecture introduces students to the fundamental design and development aspects of civil engineering and architectural planning activities. Application and design principles will be used along with mathematical and scientific knowledge. Student will also investigate the related transportation, water resource, and environmental issues that go along with many design projects. . Activities should include the preparation of cost estimates as well as a review of regulatory procedures that would affect the project design. This course includes a history of architecture and in depth study the main architectural eras.