DIGITAL FABRICATION for STEM Teaching and Learning

Based on demand from schools and community organizations for K-12 STEM digital fabrication and hands-on, project-based activities, this project is bringing together informal educators from the international Fab Lab and Maker communities with formal education organizations that host or work with Fab Labs as platforms for STEM learning to: (1) conduct workshops for knowledge exchange and consolidation of best practices in STEM digital fabrication education, (2) to develop a framework for teacher professional development (K-12) and (3) to develop teacher modules that support educators interested in teaching STEM using digital fabrication and trans-disciplinary, hands-on learning environments. The long-term goal of this project is bringing together a community of practice to create shared resources of effective materials and teaching strategies based on hands-on learning and digital fabrication for STEM educators in the U.S. and around the world — a platform for scaling best practices in these trans-disciplinary learning environments.

About the Reynoldsburg FabLab

  

The Reynoldsburg | Battelle FabLab was started in 2013 with the philanthropic support of Battelle Memorial Institute, a global research and development organization committed to science and technology for the greater good. This FabLab is located in the Reynoldsburg City School District, Reynoldsburg High School Summit Campus, in the Design & Creativity Center. This lab is a part of the district's continued dedication to STEM education and the inquiry-based practices that have given our district national recognition.

We are dedicated to the FabLab Charter and have committed ourselves to integrating this network into our educational community. It is our belief that ...
 
 
 

FABLAB  EDUCATION


 

Educational contents are being developed within the network, creating new educational programs for schools, high-schools, vocational training and universities.
 

 

Resources and Links

Fablab Resources, Links, Tutorials and research.
 

 

Teaching LINKS

 
 
Reynoldsburg teachers currently working on FabLab curriculum.
 
Thomie Timmons
Innovation Labs Coordinator, Reynoldsburg City Schools

Kenny Pargeon
eSTEM Academy @ Reynoldsburg H.S., Visual Arts
 
Jim Coley
eSTEM Academy @ Reynoldsburg H.S., Social Studies

Madiline Schultz
eSTEM Academy @ Reynoldsburg H.S., Science
 
 
Design thinking is...

  • the writing process
  • the artistic process
  • the scientific method
 Teacher Challenge Document [PDF]
 
 
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