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September 2019 Welcome to Design & Modeling (DM) 6!



One of the most useful skills you can learn is touch typing.  Learning how to type properly will increase your typing speed and accuracy leaving you with more time to do something else!

  • Coming soon:  your bi-weekly typing assignment schedule
  • All typing is due on Monday (or 1st day of week) at 7 am.
  • You should be breaking your old typing habits, and replacing them with proper typing technique (LEARN THE KEYS)



You are expected to arrive to class on time and prepared.  Please bring the following items everyday:

  • Your Chromebook 
  • Your Engineering Notebook
  • Your folder/3-ring binder
  • Pencil & Eraser
  • inexpensive earbuds or headphones
  • Your Creativity
  • Your Enthusiasm


The TMS iSTEM 6 class utilizes Project Lead the Way (PLTW) modules in conjunction with Google Apps for Education.  The PLTW courses being taught include Design and Modeling.


iSTEM Homework:

  • You will have a bi-weekly keyboarding/typing assignment to improve your typing skills.
  • Please be sure to follow the instructions in the typing program, and BREAK your bad typing habits, IMPROVE your typing technique,  and BUILD new, good typing skills.
  • You will have minimal homework, but please remember that work not completed in class automatically becomes homework.



  • Assignments are turned into OnCourse
  • If you do not turn in an assignment on time, it is YOUR responsibility to email Mrs. Neggia with a notification that the assignment has been turned in to OnCourse.


Design & Modeling (90 days)
Students discover the design process and develop an understanding of the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. They are then challenged and empowered to use and apply what they’ve learned throughout the unit to design a therapeutic toy for a child who has cerebral palsy.




PLTW Course Expectations





  • We are in need of the following supply donations:
  • bubble wrap
  • styrofoam sheets (not the peanuts)
  • mylar (could be in the form of mylar balloons)