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SPONSORED WEB SEMINAR DIGEST

ALEX WULFF
Middle School STEM Instructor
De Anza Academy of Technology
and the Arts (DATA)
Ventura USD (Calif.)

kids are, but also to customize your curriculum to meet
their needs.
For science and technology instruction, most of the
kids who come into sixth grade have not actually had
many opportunities to be scientists or to conduct a lot
of independent research. They've read about science,
and they've learned vocabulary about science, but as
far as actually having the opportunity to be scientists
and to be engineers, it's hit or miss. If they're going
to mix baking soda and vinegar, they already know
what's going to happen. There's not a lot of substance
there. Whereas if you're actually using science to build
a faster solar race car, to build a more powerful wind
turbine, to engineer an aquaponics set-up that ideally
balances abiotic and biotic ecosystem components so
that your fish and plants can thrive-that's a totally
different experience. You get kids who are engineering
aquaponics set-ups, monitoring for the nitrogen cycle,
performing real experiments for which they don't know
the outcome. Sixth-graders rise to the task, and by the
end, everyone has made incredible progress. It's not
that everyone has to succeed; it's that everybody has
to learn and make progress, and everybody has to be
a scientist, and everybody has to have an opportunity
to engineer something and fail.
Without 1-to-1, it's incredibly challenging to
deliver meaningful content that's aligned to what the
students need. And there's just no limit to what can be
accomplished with 1-to-1 and a creative approach to
instruction.
Another great tool that's been indispensable has
been screen captures. I can take these technical aspects
of how to use a 3D printer, how to use a CNC router,

etc., and I can record my lessons. I can take all of those
recorded lessons for each of the machines, categorize
them and upload them to either Edmodo or a Google
classroom, and then the students have access to all of
my lessons tailored to each to the machines.
One of the things I'm proud of is that DATA Middle
School has not had to pay a single penny for any of the
equipment that's in that classroom. We're lucky that
we have an organization called the Ventura Education
Partnership. They give $1,000 mini-grants. That's how I
got our first 3D printer six years ago.
Also, the community has become very excited.
We're constantly pitching, constantly reaching out
to local members of the community. Acer made an
incredible gift to the classroom of 32 laptops, and
they're touch screen, interactive, so the kids are able to
interface with those seamlessly and produce beautiful
works of art on the CNC routers and 3D printers and
lasers, as well as for writing reports, putting together
experiments, etc.
And word has spread. We get support from Gene
Haas Foundation, Rotary Club of Ventura, and we're
in position to get a new grant for $10,000 sums. I just
got my CTE credential and some NIMS certifications-
anything to try to access more funding, more equipment
and more opportunities for students in the classroom.
The teacher needs to be an entrepreneur, and the
teacher needs to be a scientist, and the teacher needs
to be an inventor, and the teacher needs to be an
engineer. With 1-to-1, and with proper support from
administration, you're going to find that you already
have people on your staff who are going to jump up
and do that.

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