Welcome to the Mackenzie Computers and Technology Department!

The Computers Office is located in room 233 in the Computers hallway.

Contact us at 416 395 3330 x20115

The Design and Technology Office is located in room 118 in the Music/Tech hallway.

Contact us at 416 395 3330 x20136

ACL: Ms Krasteva

Computer Science/Technology Resources

 

Courses Offered:

Grade 9 Courses

Course Title: Exploring Technological Design 

Course Code: TDJ1O1

Description: This exploratory course introduces students to concepts and skills related to technological design, which involves the development of solutions to various design challenges and the fabrication of models or prototypes of those solutions. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues and will begin to explore secondary and post-secondary pathways leading to careers in the field. Prerequisite: None

Grade 10 Courses

Course Title: Technological Design

Course Code: TDJ2O1

Description: This course provides students with opportunities to apply a design process to meet a variety of technological challenges. Students will research projects, create designs, build models and/or prototypes, and assess products and/or processes using appropriate tools, techniques, and strategies. Student projects may include designs for homes, vehicles, bridges, robotic arms, clothing, or other products. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to technological design, and learn about secondary and post-secondary education and training leading to careers in the field. Prerequisite: None

Course Title: Computer Technology

Course Code: TEJ2O1

Description: This course introduces students to computer systems, networking, and interfacing, as well as electronics  and robotics. Students will assemble, repair, and configure computers with various types of operating systems and application software. Students will build small electronic circuits and write computer programs to control simple peripheral devices or robots. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to the use of computers, and learn about secondary and post-secondary pathways to careers in computer technology. Prerequisite: None

Course Title: Communications Technology

Course Code: TGJ2O1

Description: This course introduces students to communications technology from a media perspective. Students will work in the areas of TV/video and movie production, radio and audio production, print and graphic communications, photography, and animation. Student projects may include computer-based activities such as creating videos, editing photos, working with audio, cartooning, developing animations, and designing web pages. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology and explore secondary and post-secondary education and training pathways and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields. Prerequisite: None

Course Title: Introduction to Computer Studies

Course Code: ICS2O1

Description: This course introduces students to computer programming. Students will plan and write simple computer programs by applying fundamental programming concepts, and learn to create clear and maintainable internal documentation. They will also learn to manage a computer by studying hardware configurations, software selection, operating system functions, networking, and safe computing practises. Students will also investigate the social impact of computer technologies, and develop an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers.

Grade 11 Courses

Course Title: Technological Design, College/University Preparation

Course Code: TDJ3M1

Description: This course examines how technological design is influenced by human, environmental, financial, and material requirements and resources. Students will research, design, build, and assess solutions that meet specific human needs, using working drawings and other communication methods to present their design ideas. They will develop an awareness of environmental, societal, and cultural issues related to technological design, and will explore career opportunities in the field, as well as the college and/or university program requirements for them. Prerequisite: None

Course Title: Computer Engineering Technology, College/University Preparation

Course Code: TEJ3M1

Description: This course examines computer systems and control of external devices. Students will assemble computers and small networks by installing and configuring appropriate hardware and software. Students will develop knowledge and skills in electronics, robotics, programming, and networks, and will build systems that use computer programs and interfaces to control and/or respond to external devices. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to the use of computers, and will learn about college and university programs leading to careers in computer engineering. Prerequisite: None

Course Title: Communications Technology, College/University Preparation

Course Code: TGJ3M1

Description: This course examines communications technology from a media perspective. Students will develop knowledge and skills as they design and produce media projects in the areas of live, recorded, and graphic communications. These areas may include TV, video, and movie production; radio and audio production; print and graphic communications; photography; digital imaging; broadcast journalism; and interactive new media. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues and explore college and university programs and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields. Prerequisite: None

Course Title: Architectural Design, College/University Preparation

Course Code: TDA3M

Description: These courses cover many aspects of architectural technology from foundations through to finishing. Environmental factors are considered when examining residential and industrial architecture. Computer Aided Drafting and Design software will be introduced and used as a tool by students to develop solutions to design problems. Prerequisite: None

Course Title: Introduction to Computer Science, University Preparation or University Preparation for Girls Only

Course Code: ICS3U1, ICS3UF

Description: This course introduces students to computer science. Students will design software independently and as a part of a team, using industry-standard programming tools and applying the software development life-cycle model. They will also write and use various types of problems as their understanding of the computing environment grows. They will also explore environmental and ergonomic issues, emerging research in computer science, and global career trends in computer related fields. Prerequisite: None

Grade 12 Courses

Course Title: Technological Design, College/University Preparation

Course Code: TDJ4M1

Description: This course introduces students to the fundamentals of design advocacy and marketing, while building on their design skills and their knowledge of professional design practices. Students will apply a systematic design process to research, design, build, and assess solutions that meet specifi c human needs, using illustrations, presentation drawings, and other communication methods to present their designs. Students will enhance their problem solving and communication skills, and explore career opportunities and the postsecondary education and training requirements for them. Prerequisite: Technological Design, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

Course Title: Computer Engineering Technology, College/University Preparation

Course Code: TEJ4M1

Description: This course extends students’ understanding of computer systems and computer interfacing with external devices. Students will assemble computer systems by installing and configuring appropriate hardware and software, and will learn more about fundamental concepts of electronics, robotics, programming, and networks. Students will examine environmental and societal issues related to the use of computers, and explore post-secondary pathways leading to careers in computer engineering and related fields. Prerequisite: Computer Engineering Technology, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

Course Title: Communications Technology, College/University Preparation

Course Code: TGJ4M1

Description: This course enables students to further develop media knowledge and skills while designing and producing projects in the areas of live, recorded, and graphic communications. Students may work in the areas of TV, video, and movie production; radio and audio production; print and graphic communications; photography; digital imaging; broadcast journalism; and interactive new media. Students will also expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology and will investigate career opportunities and challenges in a rapidly changing technological environment. Prerequisite: Communications Technology, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

Course Title: Architectural Design, College/University Preparation 

Course Code: TDA4M1

Description: These courses cover many aspects of architectural technology from foundations through to finishing. Environmental factors are considered when examining residential and industrial architecture. Computer Aided Drafting and Design software will be introduced and used as a tool by students to develop solutions to design problems. Prerequisite: Architectural Design, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

Course Title: Computer Science, University Preparation or Advanced Placement

Course Code: ICS4U1, ICS4U0

Description: This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills in computer science. Students will use modular design principles to create complex and fully documented programs, according to industry standards. Student teams will manage a large software development project, from planning through to project review. Students will also analyse algorithms for effectiveness. They will investigate ethical issues in computing and further explore environmental issues, emerging technologies, areas of research in computer science, and careers in the field. Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer Science, Grade 11, University Preparation

Course Title: Robotics and Control Systems, College/University Preparation

Course Code: TER4M

Description: This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills used to design, build and program robots.Students will build practical electronic circuits and write interface programs to control the operations of a robotic device.

 

Teachers:

Ms. Elena Balland

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2016.

Education

  • B.CS.
  • M.En
  • B.Ed

Office Location:  Computers Office 

Ms. Valentina Krasteva

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ACL of Technology Innovation

Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2012.

Office Location:  Computers Office

Ms. Natasha Mansouri

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2006.

Education

  • Bachelors & Master of Architecture
  • B. Ed at University of Toronto

Office Location:  Design and Tech Office

Ms. Suzanne McLaren

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2016.

Education

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts, Ryerson University, Ontario
  • Bachelor of Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto

Office Location:  Art Office

Mr. Doug Rosen

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2016.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Spec. Hons., York University, Ontario
  • Bachelor of Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto

Office Location:  Computers Office

Mr. Ryan Stitt

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2006.

Education

  • B.A. at Ottawa University
  • B.A.A at Ryerson University
  • B.Ed at OISE,  University of Toronto

Office Location:  Computers Office

Mr. Wilson Wong

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2004.

Education

  • B.Sc. at Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • B.Ed. at Chinese University of Hong Kong

Office Location:  Computers Office