IETA 2019 has ended

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Curriculum Directors [clear filter]
Tuesday, February 5


Engineering Solutions Starts with STEM Students Understanding and Using Basic Tools
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.


Grahek, Diane

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


Using Destiny Discover Collections as a Collaboration Tool
Collections by Destiny creates new, collaborative ways to share free or purchased resources - with anyone , at anytime. If you are a Destiny Library Manager user, you have access to this resource! Each Collection can include webpages, videos, documents, and much more.

With Collections, librarians can curate materials for the classroom, teachers can pair content to instruction and students can be more actively engaged in learning.

Share collections publicly, within your district/school or with only a few people. Or, keep them just for you. There is no limit to how many collections you can create in a single Destiny account.

avatar for Pam DeMar

Pam DeMar

Outside Sales Consultant – Technology, Follett School Solutions
I have worked with districts and schools helping them choose and utilize their educational resources for the past twelve years. Working with Follett Destiny Solutions I have come to better understand the challenges districts have in finding and promoting utilizing

Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
410C Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

Twitter Feed