Mr. Dustin Driever

My name is Dustin Driever.  I graduated from Wayne State College in 1999 with my degree in Elementary Education.  I also began my teaching career teaching second grade in OPS in August of 2000.   After 7 wonderful years I was given the opportunity to strengthen my school's pathway by creating STEM curriculum at the elementary level.  Over the next 9 years I would implement many engineering concepts including; K'Nex, Lego designs, code.org, the Engineering Design Process, CEENBoTs, and PLTW. 

In 2016, I completed my Masters Degree in STEM Curriculum from Concordia University.   I also began the next chapter in my teaching career here at Howard Kennedy Elementary.  I am currently teaching STEAM classes to K-5th grade students.  Some of the tools we are lucky enough to work with include; STEAMBoTs, VEX IQ, Drones, Laser cutter, two 3-D printers, coding (code.org and Tynker), Paint 3-D, Sketchup, Tinkercad, and circuits.  

Kennedy attempts to fully integrate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) in a PBL (Project Based Learning) environment to guide student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. 

Many of the standards our students learn in their homerooms are carried over into STEAM and other specials.  We have the opportunity to extend their learning through hands on activities and the design process.

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Special Links:

 (STEM Activities and Science Experiments)

  (3-D modeling for building and printing)                         

(Math games)

   (Coding)                                                                                                                

 (Video-driven learning platform) 

This link will take you to a web page where you can sign up.  Sign up for the free version. 

 About this app:  Platform, Content - Mathematics,Content - Science, Content - Reading, Content - Writing, Content - Social Studies, SEL, Mindfulness, Digital Safety, Financial Literacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 (3-D Modeling for the 3-D printer) 

-Class codes: (Click on your teacher's name then enter your name where it says nickname.)                                                                                  

Grothen     O'Rourke      Whiteley         Cordwin       Cusick         Peare

(Coding)

(Coding)

 (Coding)

(K, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Grade Math) (Push sign up...It is free.)

 (K-5 Math) (Push sign up...It is free.)

Assignments 5/11-5/15:

Kindergarten, First, and Second grade.    Click on one of the links above and explore a math game. (Brainzy Kids or Splash Learn )


 

Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade.  Please click on the link below and watch the video.  (It is a powerpoint.)  Then create your own Rube Goldberg Machine using any materials you have at home.


 Click the picture (Flipgrid) to learn how to download and use Flipgrid.

If you completed your Rube Goldberg Machine from last week and you recorded it, put the recording on our class Flipgrid and share it.  

https://flipgrid.com/driever6157

After you click the link above:

1.)   Click the "Log in with Microsoft" button.  2.)  Put in your email then you will be on our Kennedy Tigers Rube Goldberg Machine Flipgrid page.  3.)  Click the big green and white plus sign to upload your video of your Rube Goldberg Machine. 

 


STEAM Careers...

Fran Kalal -Technical Director at Disney's Pixar Animation Studios.  Click her name to see her job.

Drone Pilots- Drone show at the 2018 winter olympics.




Contact Info:

Dustin Driever

STEAM Educator                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Apple Teacher - Microsoft Innovative Educator                                                                       

Kennedy Elementary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2906 N 30th St                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Email: dustin.driever@ops.org                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Phone: (402)457-5520                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fax:(402)457-5031