Introducing our Design & Technology Program

Design & Technology is a flexible program based on STEM themes such as agriculture, biotechnology, transportation, and computer science, with a focus firmly on technology and engineering.

The program introduces students to the concepts of engineering design and the basic principles of technological systems such as control systems and mechatronics. Students apply this knowledge as they explore a range of themes where the emphasis is very much on the application of technology and project-based problem solving.

Students investigate each theme through a range of meaningful activities that lead towards the development of a creative solution to an open-ended project.

The range of student activities is extensive and includes research, discussion, modelling, simulation, practical design and testing.

“One of the benefits of the program for the students is that it encourages them to do more critical thinking and problem solving; they really have to think about their answers.” 

- Mr Leavernard Jones, Technology Teacher

STEM themes

“I love this class! It's so much fun using the presentations and making things work!” 

- Sierra, middle school student

10 Reasons You'll Love our
Design & Technology Program

  1. Complete Online Resource

    Full range of learning content, including lesson plans, presentations, and assessments available online – login anytime anywhere!

  2. Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and much more!

    Help your students grow a passion for STEM with over 500 student-led, hands-on activities. These activities lead students into developing a creative solution to an open-ended project.

  3. Design, Construct and Program with a truly SMART Engineering Construction Kit!

    If you can imagine it, you can build it with an innovative engineering construction kit that is…






    With over 450 parts including motors, sensors and a programmable control unit to work with, the design possibilities are limitless.

  4. Drag and Drop Your Way to Programming Perfection

    The models you build with the Engineering Construction Kit can be programmed using easy-to-use flowchart software – turn your students into programming wizards!

  5. Continually Updated

    Our team of curriculum creators is continually adding new content to the program. Look out for these new features each time you log on. Your feedback is important to us and drives us continually to improve the content you receive, and the way in which you receive it.

  6. Supporting YOUR State Standards

    We apply a magnifying glass to EVERY student expectation to ensure our lessons apply to the standards that YOU teach.

  7. Written with Teachers in Mind

    Our content creators have all been involved in the teaching profession at some stage in their careers and they know exactly what teachers need – instructional content that is easy to implement in the classroom.

  8. Support, Support… Support!

    At the heart of our learning content is a fully integrated support system. Every lesson includes easy access to academic and technical subject support. Teachers - If something goes wrong or you can’t find the answer online, we are only a phone call away.

  9. Active Learning

    Our active learning program is composed of creative hands-on tasks and interactive virtual software that work together flawlessly to create exciting lessons and environments where students can actively engage in their own learning.

  10. Simulators that Help you Prepare for Standardized Testing

    Our engaging simulators give students a taste of what it means to think like a scientist or engineer. They allow students to explore, experiment, and test their own ideas in a range of different scenarios that they would not normally get to experience in the classroom.

“This was the most exciting STEM lesson I have ever taken. The magnetic levitation challenge was really cool. I had lots of fun trying to make my train the fastest.” 

- Robert, middle school student