Last Wednesday was an important day at Bishop Kearney; an interdisciplinary team of our teachers received training in the FabLab in preparation for the launching of our new STEM Wing in September 2017.
The FabLab brings an array of digital design, digital fabrication, and craft tools together as a resource for making and learning here at Bishop Kearney. The teachers received professional development from a team of educators on how to use 3 digital design programs to design small architectural models based on famous buildings. Working in teams, the teachers turned their digital designs into physical realities with the laser cutter, creating a kit of parts that they then used to build their models.
The day concluded with a discussion on how a project like this can be used to incorporate the FabLab into classroom lessons