FabNH: Digital Design & Fabrication
STEM Program TLC Grant Opportunity 

We are delighted to announce an exciting grant opportunity, made possible by the Cisco Foundation, to help the Reynolds Center bring more meaningful STEM education to young learners (K-6) in New Hampshire. Through this funding, we are able to offer 15 elementary schools and 3 public libraries a fully-resourced Fab@School FabMaker Studio STEM program through June 2020.  

Goals: 

  • Increase the integration of STEM activities into core content areas

  • Bring more meaningful STEM education to young learners (K-6)

  • Introduce and expand awareness of STEM career paths at the elementary level

  • Support NH Governor Sununu’s STEM effort in K-20 education

Benefit: 

  • A site license for Fab@School Maker Studio web-based, digital fabrication software program - compatible with Mac, Windows, iPad, Chromebooks, and other mobile devices – through June 2020. Note: Fab@School Maker Studio works with both desktop and tablets (however PC/MAC desktop/laptops are needed to send projects to the digital cutters).

  • Digital fabrication hardware (1 Silhouette Portrait - digital fabricator)

  • One on-site, centrally-located PD workshop providing an overview of the software tools, as well as support for curriculum integration, featuring a keynote by Paul Reynolds

  • Signed, personalized copy of Going Places STEM storybook for each site’s library

  • Reduced rate for ongoing annual renewals of the Fab@School Maker Studio software license after initial pilot

Criteria: 

  • Two educators in the same school willing to collaborate on STEM-based learning activities

  • Sign-off from school leadership and instructional technology leadership

  • Site must be a NY public school serving students within grades K-6 

  • School qualifies for a Free Reduced Lunch (FRL) rate of 50% or higher

  • Able to attend a one day face-to-face professional development session

  • Join monthly check-ins with the Reynolds Center team (web conferences and/or email)

  • Schools must participate in a teacher and student research surveys during the program

  • Provide a 200-word case study of how FabMaker Studio was used, and its impact on STEM teaching/learning, as well as photos of teachers and/or students using FabMaker Studio, with appropriate permission for use in funding reports and blog post/social media.

  • Existing partnership with your local public library a plus

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Application for FabNH

  • Applications are due by: Friday, Jan. 4, 2019

  • Applicants will be notified by: Friday, Jan. 11, 2019    

 
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