As part of an international consortium of research and education partners, led by University of Virginia, the Fab@School Initiative ...introduces engaging STEM teaching and learning earlier on in schools. ... To support this research initiative, the Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning, and Creativity has developed a key tool in the program - Fab@School Maker Studio, a digital design and fabrication platform. The online software has been designed as a flexible on-ramp to meaningful STEM/STEAM learning, which introduces an engineering process specifically for use in K-8 classrooms.
Fab@School Maker Studio tools are easily adapted across grade levels - from step-by-step and ready-made standards-based projects - to recreating and modifying sophisticated inventions offered through a U.S. Department of Education i3-funded partnership with the Smithsonian.
Thanks to generous funding offered by mindSpark Learning through the Morgridge Family Foundation (MFF) and the Reynolds Center, we are inviting a limited number of schools/districts to participate in the Fab@School Match Grant Program.
Match Grant Opportunity
We are pleased to offer a matching grant of $1,750 per school, which will help provide:
- A year-long school site license for Fab@School Maker Studio web-based, digital fabrication software program - compatible with Mac, Windows, iPad, Chromebooks, and other mobile devices.
- Digital fabrication hardware (2 Silhouette Portrait digital fabricators).
- Virtual professional development providing an overview of the software tools, as well as support for curriculum integration.
Subsidized by the $1,750 match grant from mindSpark Learning through MFF/Reynolds Center, the cost to districts will be the $1,750 per school for the year-long Fab@School program.
To take advantage of this special invitation, please email: TLCGrants@reynoldstlc.org for further information about participating in this program.