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The STEM Center for Teaching and Learning™ announces a Safety micro-badging 10-hour professional development series to be released September 1, 2019. The series will focus on safety in the STEM classroom and will consist of ten one-hour sessions on a variety of safety topics. Participants may register for any number of sessions, from one to ten.
2019-2020 Safety Micro-badging Series
September 1, 2019: General Safety Topics in STEM Education: Examining the progress of safety in STEM education and reviewing ten recommendations for a safer school year.
October 1, 2019: Safer Lab Design and Maintenance: A well-maintained lab is a safer lab. Explore strategies to involve students in laboratory maintenance.
November 1, 2019: Chemical Safety: Fostering a culture of STEM lab chemical safety.
December 1, 2019: 3-D Printing Safety: Can 3-D printers cause harm?
January 1, 2020: The Work Permit System; Safety in the Workplace (focus on workplace readiness): Holding students accountable for their actions.
February 1, 2020: Safety in the Robotics Lab: From drones to battle bots, students build the most ingenious things but, is safety a concern?
March 1, 2020: Handheld and Portable Tools: Enhancing technology and engineering in STEM classrooms; exploring safer tool usage.
April 1, 2020: Large Power Tools: EbD course safety videos, hand and power tool guidelines, and more!
May 1, 2020: Safer Makerspaces (focus on interdisciplinary considerations): Building in safer practices from the beginning.
June 1, 2020: Accident Reports! A blessing and a curse. An introduction to liability for technology and engineering design teachers.
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