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Careers in Motion — STEM
        teaching today Wisconsin | fall 2022, Volume 1                                                                                         page 3


         TEACHING                    ™                       In this Issue                       West Bend east and West High Schools
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                   TODAY WI
                                                                                                 Here they Come! potosi Students are learning
                                             SteM future is Bright at fontana elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  page 4
                                             Why Choose energy?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  page 6  “real-World” Skill Sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  page 28
          PuBLIShER/EDITOR: Renee Feight     energy Career Clusters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  page 7  Warhawk Manufacturing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  page 29
          EDITOR: Andria Reinke              Dream Career essay Contest 2022–2023 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  page 8  racine Case High School Helps fill Skills gap
          PAGE COMPOSITION: Andrew Clausen   Dream Career essay Contest Winners 2021–22   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  page 9  with SMe priMe   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  page 30
          WEBMASTER: Scott Bayerl            filling out the fafSa   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  page 9  fitting the growing Manufacturing needs of the
          SPECIAL ASSISTANT: Allie Zacharias                                                       future in fall river   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  page 31
          ACCOuNT ExECuTIvE: Shaw Liljeqvist  Youth apprenticeship offerings — 14 new            Brown Deer — a rich History of teaching in the trades  . . . . . . . . . .  page 31
                                               occupational pathways for Students  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  page 10  inspiring, training, and guiding Youth to Be extraordinary   . . . . . . . .  page 32
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                                                           orders  and  checks,  and   ing skills and are exposed to tools. Last fall, the   and the table saw. I want to continue woodwork-
                                                           learn  to  maintain  a  tight   students  entered  a  competition  in  which  they   ing and learn to build things like tables, chairs,
                                                           budget.  The  goal  is  to   built an adirondack chair and bench. “Industry   and cabinets.”
                                                           complete a finished usable   and the trades fields are huge, so we introduce as   “This  geometric  wood  epoxy  project
                                                           prototype.           many exploratory concepts as possible for eighth   requires  math,  science,  and  art  skills.”  Rocque
                                                               Eighth  grade  stu-  graders,” explains Rocque.     adds, “This helps students gain problem solving
                                                           dents  also  learn  about   Recently,  students  completed  a  wood-  and decision making skills which will help them
                                                           robotics. They learn about   working project she called a “Geometric Wood   later in life.”
                                                           circuits,  basic  electrical   Epoxy Project”. “After designing their projects,   Rocque’s   project   utilized   geometry,
                                                           systems, and even how to   students had to fit all of their geometric shapes   measuring, woodworking, and principles of man-
                                                           solder.              within a specified area, which was challenging at   ufacturing.  “Students  learned  to  mass  produce
                                                               Paquette is not alone   times!” shared Rocque.      one shape multiple times, as well as the skill of
                                                           in  the  technology  educa-  Rocque taught students how to scale their   plastic forming,” she said, and that the concept of
                                                           tion  department.  Beth   designs. They got to choose from various woods   conserving materials and patience is taught in the
        Peshtigo students Evan Young, Abbey Graf, Landon Haulotte, Kyle   Rocque  also  teaches  a   which  included  oak,  cherry  and  black  walnut   epoxy stage of the project.
        Beattie, Bastian Coble, Luke Swiatnicki, and Braydon Denowski   technology   education   with different shades, colors and grains. All of   Eighth  grade  student  Abbey  Graff  said,
        pose with their geometric wood epoxy projects
                                                           class  which  focuses  on   the wood for the projects were donated by a local   “The coolest thing I learned was to use epoxy. It
        Sam Zuehls, Peshtigo School District               different   knowledge   flooring company.               was fun and exciting, and turned out really cool!”
            Eighth  grade  students  in  Peshtigo  take   and  skills.  In  Rocque’s  class,  students  learn  a   Students learned to operate several tools for   “We  want  to  emphasize  universal  skills
        two one quarter technology education classes   number of work-related skills including coding   the project, such as the band saw, which allowed   students need across all career sets, such as the
        which introduces them to a number of differ-  javascript, isometric and orthographic sketching,   them to cut wood into geometric shapes.   ability to problem solve and work together as a
        ent skills. One class is taught by technology   architectural  drafting,  3D  printing,  and  wood-  Student Evan Young said, “The tool I found   team,” states Paquete.
        teacher Mike Paquette where he creates design   working!                most interesting was the band saw. The speed of   Rocque  adds  “Seeing  the  pride  students
        challenges for students to work on in teams.   “Coding skills are important because “most   how fast the blade spun and how it cut a perfect   have  once  the  product  is  finished,  is  super
            “The goal is to mimic a business and teach   factories  are  humans  maintaining  machines.”   line in the wood was pretty cool.”   rewarding!”  Student  Nathan  Sebero  enjoyed
        students the problem-solving process they need   Learning  to  create  and  read  isometric,  ortho-  After sanding the shapes and placing them   learning more about coding and liked how his
        to go through to bring a product to market,” he   graphic,  and  architectural  sketches  are  really   into the design, students then sealed the project   wood  epoxy  project  turned  out.  “I  see  myself
        said.                               important  in  industry  and  the  trades.  Three   together with epoxy. Two weeks after applying   working in the trades or manufacturing,” he said.
            The class members are faced with a chal-  dimensional printing is “huge in the field”, and   epoxy of varied colors, students squared off the
        lenge  product  to  create  such  as  a  coin  sorter.   is very important in engineering and manufactur-  projects using a table saw.
        They research design and do an efficiency study.   ing,” said Rocque.      Student Karter Carpenter said, “The tools I   www.peshtigo.k12.wi.us
        Students then purchase materials, write purchase   Students also learn some basic woodwork-  was most interested to learn were the band saw
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