FabNY: 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 Upstate New York. Through this funding, we are able to offer 5 elementary schools and 2 public libraries a fully-resourced Fab@School FabMaker Studio STEM program through June 2020.
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
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
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
Application for FabNY
Applications are due by: Friday, Jan. 11, 2019
Applicants will be notified by: Friday, Jan. 18, 2019