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Mrs. Kinga Pindel

 

Welcome to 

       IB Design Technology

                  at Josephine C. Locke Elementary

Most students know me as Ms. Baut but in 2018 I became Mrs. Baut-Pindel. This is my 8th year as a proud Locke Lion teaching students to think critically, use creativity, communicate, and collaborate. I enjoy investigating innovative educational technology with students who use it to communicate solutions to real-world problems. Technology is ever-changing and so are the tools we explore inside the classroom to prepare students for the 21st century. 

 

Learning the IB Design Cycle, your child will develop skills to gather data, organize and analyze information, plan strategically, and evaluate product solutions. Students will use 21st- century tools to create various media, films, apps, and games. 

 

In addition to teaching IB Design and Educational Technology, I am the sponsor teacher of Locke Hotspot News and co-sponsor of Green Team with Mrs. Salen.

 

Some of my favorite things are:

👩‍🎓 Life-Long Learner 🐶 Fur Baby Mama
🍔Foodie/Cook  🤖Tech Enthusiast 
❤️ CPS at Heart  ✈️ Traveler
📰 Subscriber of Ed Tech Info
🎬 Indie Film & Classic Wholesome TV Fan
📷 Photography Obsessed  

🏁 Polish/American 🌄 Nature Lover

 

Projects

Design Projects September - January

6th Grade Plastic Challenge
7th Grade Media Talks
8th Grade Language of Electronics


Design Projects January- June

6th Grade Finding My Media Balance
7th Grade Experience Change through Film
8th Grade Game Design

 
 
Schedule
In addition to daily core classes, students will explore additional interests in an enrichment class. The schedule below was created to help students and parents find their Enrichment class for each block. For example, Room 216 will have Design Technology for Block 1 starting Sept 8th,  Art for Block 2 starting October 7, P.E. for Block 3 starting November 9th and Music for Block 4 starting January 4. Then the cycle repeats. 
 
Your child will follow a block schedule for Enrichment classes. Your child will attend each Enrichment class for 22 days during the block. This allows your child to focus on one Enrichment project at a time in addition to Spanish class which they will attend once a week.  The block schedule will allow your child to dive deeper into each subject with IB Projects. 

6th Grade Enrichment Block Schedule

In addition to daily core classes, students will explore additional interests in an enrichment class. The schedule below was created to help students and parents find their Enrichment class for each block.  Your child will attend each Enrichment class for 22 days during the block. This allows your child to focus on one Enrichment project at a time in addition to Spanish class which they will attend once a week. 



Block 1

Sept 8–Oct 6


Block 5

Feb 8–Mar 01

Block 2 

Oct 7 – Nov 5


Block 6 

Mar 11–Apr 15

Block 3

Nov 9–Dec 18


Block 7

Apr 19–May 19 

Block 4

Jan 4 – Feb 4


Block 8

May 20–June 22

Spanish class meets once a week all year.

214
Homeroom

Physical Education

Music

Design Technology

Art

Monday

212
Homeroom

Music

Design Technology

Art

Physical 
Education

Tuesday

210

Homeroom

Art

Physical Education

Music

Design Technology

Friday

216
Homeroom

Design Technology

Art

Physical Education

Music

Thursday



7th Grade Enrichment Block Schedule

In addition to daily core classes, students will explore additional interests in an enrichment class. The schedule below was created to help students and parents find their Enrichment class for each block.  Your child will attend each Enrichment class for 22 days during the block. This allows your child to focus on one Enrichment project at a time in addition to Spanish class which they will attend once a week.  Classes will meet at

1:40 pm. The Google Meet link will be shared in Google Classroom.

 

Block 1

Sep 8 – Oct 6


Block 5

Feb 8–Mar 10

Block 2 

Oct 7 – Nov 5


Block 6 

Mar 11–Apr 15

Block 3

Nov 9 – Dec 18


Block 7

Apr 19–May 19

Block 4

Jan 4 – Feb 4


Block 8

May 20–Jun 22

Spanish class meets once a week all year.

211
Homeroom

Physical Education

Music

Design Technology

Art

Friday

218
Homeroom

Music

Design Technology

Art

Physical Education

Thursday

215
Homeroom

Design Technology

Art

Physical Education

Music

Wednesday

213
Homeroom

Art

Physical Education

Music

Design Technology

Tuesday


8th Grade Enrichment Block Schedule

In addition to daily core classes, students will explore additional interests in an enrichment class. The schedule below was created to help students and parents find their Enrichment class for each block.  Your child will attend each Enrichment class for 22 days during the block. This allows your child to focus on one Enrichment project at a time in addition to Spanish class which they will attend once a week. Classes will meet at 7:55 am. The Google Meet link will be shared in Google Classroom.

 

Block 1

Sep 8 – Oct 6


Block 5

Feb 8–Mar 10

Block 2 

Oct 7 – Nov 5


Block 6 

Mar 11–Apr 15

Block 3

Nov 9 –Dec 18



Block 7

Apr 19–May 19

Block 4

Jan 4 – Feb 4


Block 8

May 20–Jun 22

Spanish class meets once a week all year.

222
Homeroom

Physical Education

Music

Design Technology

Art

Thursday

219

Homeroom

Music

Design Technology

Art

Physical Education

Wednesday

220
Homeroom

Design Technology

Art

Physical Education

Music

Tuesday

217
Homeroom

Art

Physical Education

Music

Design Technology

Monday






 
Expectations
 
 
 


Projects

 

 

Calendar on SoftBank 2014

Schedule

 

 

Expectations