Educators

Fab Lab Houston is here for teachers to get instructional learning opportunities, resources, professional development, continuing education, and help in applying new tools and technologies to the classroom.

Field Trips and Mobile Fab Lab

We hope you will join us for a fun, standard aligned, technology filled field trip to the Fab Lab, or bring the Fab Lab Houston mobile unit to your campus! Both oportunities offer exciting hands-on activities to help students better understand science, technology, engineering, and math concepts and show how STEM can be used in a variety of career fields. Fab Lab Houston can help you engage your students in hands-on STEM learning through digital fabrication technology.

We have worked to make sure that Fab Lab lessons are aligned with relevant TEKS standards by grade level. Each experience targets elementary and middle school students by offering 4 themed experiences that provide a unique context for applying content learned in the classroom. You can find a variety of field trip or mobile Fab Lab opportunities for your students, such as: Robotics, Electricity and Circuits, Force and Motion, and STEAM.

Professional Development

Fab Lab Houston will offer teachers at elementary and middle school levels, as well as those who teach in after school programs or youth serving organizations, learning opportunities that provide them with the skills to use digital fabrication equipment to deepen learning across STEM disciplines with youth.

Professional development workshops will be hosted onside at the lab and are highly interactive half-day sessions, focused on training teachers to use digital fabrication tools to help students apply knowledge and skills related to specific TEKS objectives. Teachers will learn four different STEM activities to be implemented in the classroom and offer ‘take home kits’ so teachers can immediately use what they learned and practice with their students.