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Manufacturing education in the desert

Ariana Fine
January, 2017
DETAILS IN DESIGNS—Desert View High School in Arizona is one of the few schools that provides iSTEM Academy programs, including precision machining. Their offerings focus on recruiting female students for available career opportunities at local companies. (Maria Cota)

With nearby manufacturing plants struggling to find skilled workers, Desert View High School in Tucson, Arizona, launched a precision manufacturing program in 2012. 

Keys to Creating Makerspaces

December, 2016

The maker movement is poised to transform K12 learning. Makerspaces—workshop areas that provide tools and raw materials for students to invent, create, collaborate and learn—reinforce STEM skills and enable more authentic learning. While there are a variety of ways to design and build makerspaces, there are some key strategies administrators can employ to ensure their program is successful.

"Meaningful Making:" and other reading picks for district leaders

Ray Bendici
August, 2016
"Meaningful Making" offers project ideas and assessment strategies for educators interested in the maker movement.

Recommended books offer ideas for makerspace activities, insight into online teaching, a behind-the-scenes look at reform and philanthropy, and methods for teaching steam in elementary school.

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