Welcome to Mr. Carl's Lab - Room B-108

As a Career and Technology Education (CTE) Educator in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Digital Multimedia Design and Finance, I strive to emulate a true business environment in my classroom. As required through the CTE program, our Advisory Panel (consisting of local business and industry leaders) advise us on trends in industry and what skills are needed in the current business environment, including general program knowledge, hardware, software, and soft skills.

I am proud of my classroom and strive to make it one of the best in the district. I received a grant for new lighting, making B-108 the brightest classroom in the building. I have also installed some aesthetic LED lighting to add some "fun" to the atmosphere. My wife helped me cover the 70's Pepto Bismol pink walls with fresh navy and white paint. New navy chairs were purchased to replace the 70's orange, yellow and green seating. New whiteboards have been installed and new interactive projectors replaced the smaller Smart Board and projector.

Two teachers run the CTE Business Department - Mr. Burghardt and myself. Our current CTE Business Department offers programs in Business Management, Finance and Digital Multimedia Design. In the fall of 2016, we added Insurance and Computer Science programs based on feedback from our Advisory Panel and students. Marketing was introduced in the fall of 2017. Harvard's AP Computer Science curriculum was brought to Hastings in the fall of 2018. Cybersecurity courses were introduced the fall of 2020.

Since I offer the more technology based programs within the department, B-108 is equipped with the newest computers. Our Advisory Panel recommends IBM compatible products. Room B-108 currently has HP Z420 workstations with dual HP 21.5" monitors. We also have a Kyocera TASKalfa 3253ci multi-function printer. We have replaced the Smart brand Interactive White Board with two - Epson BrightLink® Pro 1430Wi Collaborative Whiteboarding Solution with Touch. As standard at Hastings Area Schools, I also have an Elmo TT-12 Interactive Document Camera. Advanced Digital Multimedia Design students have access to the 55" flat panel monitor in the entrance of our building displaying and promoting CTE programs in our building and 4 - 16x32 pixel full color LED modules with controller - for experimenting in Digital Multimedia Design.

All of my courses utilize the pc's in my lab. Workstations are set up in pods of four - great for individual work and for collaborating in small groups. Electric adjustable workstations were introduced Spring of 2016.

We utilize a wide range of software and web applications in B-108. We are on a Microsoft Network, utilizing Windows 10. Productivity suites include Microsoft Office Suite 2019, Google Apps for Education and Adobe Creative Cloud. CrossTech SchoolVue Classroom Management is used in B-108. Students have used Chrome, Firefox and Edge for browsers, Notepad II and Unity for 3D Digital Animation. Some Web Apps we use are:,,,, Next Gen Personal,,,, etc.