Technology Innovation

This course is an intro course for students pursuing graphic design. Students will use 21st century resources and graphic design applications like Adobe Photoshop to create marketable products. At the end of the course, the students will have the opportunity to acquire program certifications from Adobe System Inc.

This course introduces students to the latest in digital video production. Students will also gain experience with DVD creation/authoring and explore applications of 2D and 3D animation. An Adobe Digital Video certification will be available for students that choose to pursue this option.

This course focuses on all aspects of website design. It will focus on key skill areas related to web design and digital content including project management and collaboration and digital design processes. This course will allow for Adobe certifications in Adobe Dreamweaver and Fireworks software.

This course will develop computational thinking skills in order to solve problems occuring in the real world. Students will eventually code their own applications and games, including the creation of android applications for use on a provided Android smart phone or tablet. Students will also have the opportunity to create interactive web 2.0 software.

This course is a project based course in which students will work in groups to create solutions to technology communication needs. Students will get to use an array of digital media production applications. It will also allow students to get one or more certifications from Adobe and learn to create a marketable product.


Wilson School District is a certified Project Lead the Way (PLTW) school. Project Lead the Way is a national program designed to encourage and prepare students for the fields of engineering and technology. Through this curriculum, students are exposed to a rigorous, hands-on learning experience. Students learn theory which allows them to solve technological problems in an innovative way. Students learn to use the design process to develop new and innovated ways to solve challenges; and students develop prototypes to learn materials processes and test their designs. Wilson offers a Gateway to Technology class to introduce students in the Junior High School to PLTW. In High School students can take a variety of engineering classes including: Introduction to Engineering Design, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Aerospace, and Engineering Design and Development. Students who are interested in the Project Lead the Way program are encouraged to take as many of the courses as possible. Click here to enter the Wilson Engineering Academy. If you have questions about Project Lead the Way or Wilson's Engineering Academy, please contact Mr. Dennes.