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Meet MILLIE
Meet MILLIE logoMILLIE - Puyallup School District's 
STEAM Mobile Innovation Lab


Millie is brought to you by the Puyallup School District’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department. It is run by three Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSAs), Katie Ventura, Melissa Ashton, and Tyler Benning.

Millie is designed to provide all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students an opportunity to experience hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) activities. These will allow the students to explore different CTE career pathways that they can take once they reach high school! There will also be community experiences at football games and community events.

For the 2021-2022 school year, Millie will be visiting all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classes in the district starting in mid-October. During their week-long Millie challenge students will actively engage in solving authentic career-based scenarios. Students will spend 2-3 days before Millie arrives learning about the topics and developing skills that will be utilized while on Millie. Students will then spend 45-75 minutes aboard Millie participating in hands-on STEAM challenges. The Millie challenge culminates back in the classroom where students will synthesize their experiences and a create communication artifacts.


Welcome to Millie Video   State of Millie Report Video

6th grade program has ties to High School CTE Career Courses such as:
• Anatomy & Physiology
• ACE Academy I, II, & III
• Automotive Technology I, II, & III
• Biology Natural Resources
• Biotechnology
• Computer Aided Design and Drafting I, II
• Computer Science Discoveries
• Drones
• Microsoft Technology Associate
• Field Investigations
• Introduction to Design Technology
• Introduction to Medical Careers
• Introduction to STEM Careers
• Manufacturing Discoveries
• Manufacturing I & II
• Mechatronics I, II, III
• Medical Terminology
• Microsoft Office Specialist
• NAC (Pre-Nursing)
• Robotics
• STEM I, II, III
• Welding I, II, III


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What is Millie?
Millie is a new Mobile STEAM classroom space funded through CTE

Where will Millie be?
• Millie will sleep at the South Hill Support Campus
• Millie will rotate to visit 6, 7, 8 grade science classes
• Millie will make special appearances at community events

Why is Millie joining us?
• Single cost-effective maker lab space rather than multiple
• Inspire connection between core academics & real-world careers
• STEAM educational & career pathway information at younger age
• Outreach to wider community with information on career pathways

7th grade program has ties to High School CTE Career Courses such as:
• AP Computer Science A
• AP Computer Science Principles
• AP Environmental Sciences
• ASL I, II, III, IV
• Biology Natural Resources
• Biotechnology
• Broadcast Journalism I, II, III
• Business and Marketing I, II, III
• Computer Science Discoveries
• Digital Photography I, II
• Field Investigations
• Introduction to Design Technology
• Introduction to STEM Careers
• Manufacturing Discoveries
• Microsoft Office I, II, III
• Microsoft Office Specialist
• Microsoft Technology Associate
• Robotics
• STEM I, II, III
• Video Productions I, II, III
• Viticulture, Urban Farming
• Web Design I, II
• Yearbook
Who is engaged in the planning for Millie?
Grade 6-12 CTE and science teacher collaborative committee
(Selected in partnership with PEA – all volunteer)
Operations, EdTec, Finance, HR, Science, Transportation, PESPA, PEA

“MILLIE” – PROGRAMMING OUTLINE
Escape Room Mystery Concepts Tied to Local Context:

• Short pre/post lessons tied to one 50-minute visit per class
• Engages student interest through adventure
• Enriches and supplements current content:
o 6th Grade – Space Exploration (MS-ESS1-3)
o 7th Grade – Natural Disasters (MS-ESS2-2)
o 8th Grade – DNA & Genetics (MS-LS4-2)
o Community – Microbes/Hygiene (MS-LS2-3)

8th grade program has ties to High School CTE Career Courses such as:
• Anatomy and Physiology
• AP Computer Science A
• AP Computer Science Principles
• AP Environmental Science
• Biology Natural Resources
• Biotechnology
• Computer Science Discoveries
• Digital Photography I, II
• Graphic Design
• Introduction to Medical Careers
• Introduction to STEM Careers
• Medical Terminology
• Microsoft Technology Associate
• NAC (Pre-Nursing)
• Plant Sciences
• STEM I, II, III
• Video Productions I, II, III
• Web Design 


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