Budding "Design and Drafting Technicians"               (Practical Application)



1) CADD/STEM Proficiency: Student inmates gain key points of basic literacy and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through the use of 3D CADD..

2) CADD/STEM Identity: Student inmates who internalize positive self-beliefs in relation to STEM, are interested in, and expect to succeed in STEM. 

3) Critical Thinking & Problem Solving: Student inmates use higher-order thinking strategies to analyze evidence, generate explanations, make judgments, and solve problems in design, think systematically as they innovate on computer screen.

4) Creative Thinking: Student inmates demonstrate originality and inventiveness when generating ideas, consider practical limitations, and are willing to take intellectual risks in order to learn.

5) Possible College Ready: Student inmates will seek to enroll in and complete courses in CADD/STEM and trades disciplines that prepare them to enter post-secondary education without the need for remediation.

6) Interest in Post-Secondary Completion: Student inmates learn how to earn basic, career-ready credentials or vocational degrees in STEM and trades disciplines that match regional workforce needs.

7) Workforce: Students inmates may begin route to family wage earning jobs in fields that provide opportunity for mobility and advancement.

Let's Design

 Problem:  Mr. York needs a replacement for a broken stove knob.

 Solution:  a)  Measure it

                 b)  Design it

                 c)  3D print it