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Tuesday, February 5 • 8:00am - 8:45am
Engineering Solutions Starts with STEM Students Understanding and Using Basic Tools

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As students are inspired and empowered to engineer extensive STEM solutions, they will need skills to comfortably use basic home tools.
Many students lack exposure to using basic home tools and related skills, such as:
• Being able to identify and use hand tools (wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, hammers, levels, etc.) inspires students to build and innovate.
• Properly using portable drills for hole drilling and driving screws promotes understanding of construction processes.
• Using tools requires practicing standard safety procedures to protect the user from harm.
• Students must practice how to efficiently research solutions using Internet resources
In this session, we will look at a pilot curriculum concept for middle schoolers that promotes these practices, without an extensive budget. The curriculum can be tailored to meet time constraints in a class or used as an after-school program. Participants will leave the session with ideas and resources to customize a curriculum to fit the needs of their STEM students.

Speakers
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Diane Grahek

Pre-engineering teacher at Lowell Scott Middle School, West Ada School District, Meridian Idaho
Dr. Grahek has taught STEM and IT subjects at the middle school, high school, and college arenas. She has previously served as a STEM and Digital Coach, and is currently teaching pre-engineering classes.


Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
110B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

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