This weekend, the mob returned to Greenville, CA for a special workshop: to teach 3D printing and the design process to teacher and student "Champions," who are committed to bringing 3D printing and the design process into their classrooms. All of Plumas County's public schools were represented by teachers and students alike. This workshop - the first part of a three-event series funded by Feather River College - is aimed at initiating systemic change in the county's public schools from traditional education, to hands-on learning and design thinking. The second event will be the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design, and Math) Fair, which intends to ignite interest of the student body in STEAM, and for our Champion Teachers to test out KIDmob's approach. Each school will get a FabLab Box, including a 3D printer, hot glue guns, and other tools, to bring back to their school.
This is the first workshop we've done with students and teachers together - we're excited to use this format in future workshops, it was incredibly successful (and fun!)