My name is Dustin Driever.  I graduated from Wayne State College in 1999 with my degree in Elementary Education and a coaching endorsement.  I began my 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 a STEM curriculum at the elementary level.  Over the next 9 years I would implement many engineering concepts including; K'Nex, Lego designs,, 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 ( 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.



STEAM Teacher