Degrees and Certifications:
Hello and welcome to another school year at Highland Park Senior High School! I’m looking forward to getting to know each of you and sharing my love of learning and thinking with you! On this site you will find information about myself, your specific class (schedule, links, syllibi), and contact information.
About Mrs. Corbett
Where I am...
Hi! My name is Mrs. Corbett and I started teaching in SPPS in 2006 and have been at Highland Park since 2010. This year I will be Introduction to Engineering & Design (PLTW), Theory of Knowledge, and Introduction to Computer Programming and 3-Dimensional Modeling. Outside of the classroom, I help coach the HPSH Nordic Ski Team (which you can learn more about here).
Where I've been...
I graduated from Bloomington Kennedy High School in 1998 and then spent two years at St. Mary's University in Winona, MN where I played on their inaugural women's hockey team. I then transferred to and eventually graduated from St. Cloud State University in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in both Mathematics and Meteorology. I then spent two years volunteering full time with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity through AmeriCorps. After that I received my license through the University of Minnesota's post-baccalaureate program, and completed my Masters in Education there in 2009 and my CTE licensure in 2012. Outside of teaching, I enjoy being active and outside and spending time with my husband and kids. Some of my favorite activies are running, skiing, biking, camping, hiking, and gardening. I still even play hockey! I have a daughter, Addie, who now goes to HPSH, and a son, Max, who keeps us busy with his soccer, hockey, and baseball schedules!
Class Sessions and Overviews
Introduction to Computer Programming
An introductory course that covers a variety of topics in computer technology, including the following:
1. 3D Software Modeling
3. Image Editing
4. Cloud computing, collaboration, and task management
5. The MYP Design Cycle - Investigate, Plan, Create, Evaluate
Introduction to Engineering Design
Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3-D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work.
1. Design and Problem Solving
2. Assembly Design
3. Thoughtful Production Design
4. Making Things Move
Theory of Knowledge
TOK is a course about critical thinking and inquiring into the process of knowing and how we know what we claim to know.
We will focus on the different ways of knowing (language, sense perception, emotion, reason, imagination, faith, intuition, and memory) and how we utilize them in various areas of knowledge (mathematics, natural sciences, human sciences, history, the arts, ethics, religious knowledge systems, and indigenous knowledge systems).
You will find links to your texts on your class Schoology page as well as a course syllabus.
- Period 1A: Intro. to Programming
- Period 2A: TOK
- Period 3A: PREP
- Period 4A: IED
- Advisory: Grade 9
- Period 1B: IED
- Period 2B: TOK
- Period 3B: PREP
- Period 4B: Intro. to Programming