Currently the Technology Education course at the Lyme-Old Lyme middle school includes all 6, 7, and 8th grade students. The contents for the courses range from Bridge Engineering and Green Architecture to Wood Production. The program also includes a Career Education program that is team taught with the Family Consumer Sciences and Art teachers. Over the past few years the students at LOLMS have had the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities and projects. Some include; Hydroponic and Organic Farming, Board Game Creation and Design, Community Service Construction projects, CANSTRUCTION, and the School of the Future Competition. The Lyme-Old Lyme Program is consistently changing and adapting as technology does. Mrs. Caffrey took the excitement she saw in her students from the School of the Future Competition and their desire for more sustainability in the world and created a cutting edge course of study. The Green Architecture Curriculum is being used all over the country and she has spoken and given workshops for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and National Education Association (NEA). The course incorporates a variety of teaching strategies and includes; STEM, Language Arts, and Mathematics concepts and skills.
Hands-on, Problem Solving and the use of 21st Century Skills.
ITEEA Program of the Year for the State of CT 2012-2013 Teacher of the year for the Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School 2011 Presented at the International CEFPI conference in San Jose, California in 2010. (Council for Educational Facility Planners International). Presented at the 2011 Indoor Air Quality Symposium by the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C.. CEFPI School of the Future 2007,2008,2009,2010 Finalists, National winners in 2007 and 2008 Educational citizenship Award from the Connecticut State Student Advisory Council of Education 2010 Presented at the Autodesk Booth during Green Build Boston 2008
Certificate and Associates degree in Architectural Engineering from Hartford State Technical School BA in Technology Education Central Connecticut State University98 MA in Technology Education Central Connecticut State University Training
I am Jenn Caffrey and I have been teaching Technology Education at LOLMS since 2000. I have one silly. energetic son, Jacob. I have a lovable 120 lb. Chocolate Lab named Tank, a 45 lb. Chocolate Lab mix named Macey and two Ragdoll cats named Winky and Peepers. I have a Bachelors and Masters degree in Technology Education from Central Connecticut State University and an Associates degree in Architectural Engineering from Hartford State Technical College. I currently teach 6th, 7th and 8th grade Technology Education and I am one of the co-teachers for the IMPACT School To Career Courses in 7th and 8th grades.