Presentation on theme: "EDUCATION High Schools and K-12 work Nick DiGiorgio, Frosti Gislason Professional Development Pieter Tolmay, Nick Digiorgio Education Research Paulo Blikstein."— Presentation transcript:
EDUCATION High Schools and K-12 work Nick DiGiorgio, Frosti Gislason Professional Development Pieter Tolmay, Nick Digiorgio Education Research Paulo Blikstein Informal Education Katie Rast, Rabiah Mayas Fab Academy: the longer term vision Tomas Diez and Anna Kaziunas France
Formal K-12 3 models: Field Trips (Iceland) Project-based curriculum/Capstones Mobile fab lab First data from MC2STEM High Schools: 98% of the students who started in grade 9 graduated, 97% going on to further education- -many in STEM disciplines.
Professional Development 2-3 people, long hours, intensive sessions Students teaching the teachers Project development for curricular approach Project development for curricular approach- allows fab approach to scale 1 teacher = 40 more students Sustainability approach as well
Education Research Current approaches bleed creativity out of students3700 students excited about STEM, by grade 6 only 920K interested, only 62K graduate as engineers Interest in science in grade 8 best predictor for STEM Careers Empowerment after making something
Informal Education San Diego outreach San Diego curriculum modules San Diego kits for Ed
Informal Education MSI networking with Maker Spaces, Hacker Spaces, etc. to extend fab outreach and experience After-school clubs (12-week modules) Saturday youth development program ( k modules) Museum guests (general public; short engagements) Online community for users (FabOnline)