CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Inventions and Innovations (8464/18 weeks)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Exploring Inventions and Innovations

  1. Explain the importance of technology in the development of society.
  2. Describe inventions that have affected society.
  3. Research the areas of the designed world.
  4. Explain how inventions and innovations relate to the development of new products, processes, and systems.
  5. Identify the purpose of patents and copyrights.

Exploring Design and Creativity

  1. Describe the engineering design process.
  2. Explain the characteristics of the engineering design process.
  3. Explain the impact of the criteria and constraints for a design.
  4. Develop designs for presenting to the class.

Applying the Design Process

  1. Demonstrate safe use of a minimum of five tools and/or pieces of equipment.
  2. Demonstrate various types of measuring.
  3. Create sketches and drawings.
  4. Develop designs for a given problem.
  5. Evaluate a product design with the goal of innovation.
  6. Design an improvement for an existing product.
  7. Produce a model, or prototype, of a design.
  8. Produce a presentation.

Forming a Production Company

  1. Simulate the formation of a business or a company.
  2. Identify personnel required to operate the business or company.
  3. Develop advertising techniques to market a product.
  4. Calculate profit or loss.

Applying Production Management

  1. Participate as part of a cooperative team.
  2. Gather information about a potential invention or innovation.
  3. Illustrate ideas for developing an invention or innovation.
  4. Conduct market research on an invention or innovation.
  5. Develop a production plan to create a model of an invention or an innovation.
  6. Prepare working drawings to support the production of the invention or innovation model.
  7. Construct a model or a prototype of an invention and/or innovation.
  8. Evaluate the model through assessment, or the prototype through testing.
  9. Participate in a production system of the chosen model.