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Friday, February 9 • 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Engineering in K-8 Classrooms and Makerspaces

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Engineering is a central part of STEM education. Students combine scientific knowledge, technological skills, and other bodies of knowledge to solve meaningful, real-world problems. Importantly, engineering projects are fun and exciting for kids, which enhances their engagement and makes learning more memorable. By providing opportunities for students to engage in engineering design, teachers can cultivate an environment of curiosity, innovation, and perseverance. Despite this, engineering can be overlooked as an integral part of the STEM framework. Participants in this presentation will:
-Learn what defines engineering within the STEM framework, focusing on K-8.
-See how engineering design is an engaging and meaningful way for students to contextualize their learning.
-See how engineering can be taught in a high or low-tech environment.
-Learn how to integrate content-area objectives into hands-on design projects.
-Get strategies and ideas to implement engineering in class right away.


Nathan Lammers

STEM teacher JR Simplot Elementary, American Falls School District #381
Nathan Lammers has taught in schools for 14 years in Pocatello and American Falls, Idaho. For the past 6 years, he has worked to implement STEM and Maker education in the American Falls school district. Nathan is IETA’s 2023 Educator of the Year. He currently teaches STEM to 3-5... Read More →
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Myriah Leisher

3-5 Technology teacher and 6-8 STEM Lab teacher, American Falls School District #382
Myriah Leisher has worked in schools for 11 years as a Media Specialist Librarian and Technology/STEM teacher in Nebraska and Idaho. Her work in Nebraska included implementing STEM/Technology Education in Juvenile Detention Centers and the pre-K-12 schools she worked in. For the last... Read More →

Friday February 9, 2024 12:15pm - 1:00pm MST
410C 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702
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