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Krista Ackles


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Ms. Ackles

 

 Ms. Ackles

 

   Construction Careers Academy

2013-2014

Welcome Students and Parents!

It's great to be back for the 2013-1014 school year at Construction Careers Academy. 

I am a proud graduate of NISD: Helotes Elementary, Stevenson Middle School and John Marshall High School.  I graduated from UTSA with a degree in Economics.  I have 13 years of residential home construction experience as a Construction Manager/Project Manager, and three years as an Estimator/Purchasing Manager.  I am happy to bring this experience to the classroom along with my many connections in the industry that I have.  This is my fifth year teaching at CCA! 

I am again teaching the Engineering Strand.  Our engineering students will be facing many engineering challenges all year long.  To help them organize their ideas and refine potential soluntions we will utilize the Engineering Design Loop:

1. Define the problem

2. Research and Analyze

3. Brainstorm Soluntions

4. Design a Solution

5. Build a Prototype

6. Evaluate the Solution

7. Redesign the/a Solution

I am fortunate to have access to not just our classroom, but CCA's own drafting lab, computer lab with Autodesk and a fabulous shop to help in carrying out the above steps.  This is a huge advantage over other schools facilities. 

In addition to teaching the Engineering strand, I will be teaching two sections of Sophomore Construction Tech classes. This is a very project driven class with a lot of hands on projects in the main wood shop area.  We are looking forward to some good fund raising competition.  Raising outside funds means the students can sell their projects and perpetuate funds for bigger, better, and more projects! 

My conference hour is Second period, and Sixth period lunch. You may contact me at 397-4200 x 3133, or Krista.ackles@nisd.net

Go Warriors!!

 Schedule
 Period
 Course
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1
Construction Tech - Sophomores
D106
2

Conference

D106
3

Construction Tech - Sophomores

D106
4-5

Concepts of Engineering

Engineering Design and Presentation 

Juniors

 D106

6
 
Lunch
 

D106 

7-8

 Advanced Engineering Design and Presentation

Seniors

D106


Documents

Title Filename Modified
CCA_Expectations.doc 8/24/2013
CCA_Late_Work.docx 8/24/2013
Safety Contract CCA.docx 8/22/2013

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