FabLearn Strategic Planning Training

Strategic Planning, Design and Implementation of Educational Makerspace Programs

This 5-day class provides comprehensive training for strategic planning, design, and implementation of educational makerspace and fablab programs, using the FabLearn approach to K-12 STEAM project-based education. It includes topics on learning sciences theory, instructional methodologies and pedagogy, educational makerspace implementation, research practices, assessment of maker-based learning, curriculum-building, and digital fabrication tools.

During the 5-day program, participants develop their own unique maker education deployment, training, curriculum and assessment plans tailored to organization and country-specific needs and strategies.

Who Should Attend:

This class is designed for educational leaders who strive to systematically integrate the principles of constructionism and maker education into formal and informal learning spaces. It is specifically designed for educators, policy makers, directors of maker programs, and educational administrators who are charged with planning and implementation of maker education programs within their organizations, districts or states regardless of size or country; and with responsibility for strategic planning, development, curriculum design and support training for project-based learning environments.

By the numbers:

Previous trainings: 7 (February 2017, May 2017, October 2017, February 2018, September 2018, February 2019, September 2019)
Total participants: 110
Participating organizations: 45
Participant places of origin: 16 (Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Mexico, New Jersey, New Zealand, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay)


For more information, please visit the FabLearn Training website and contact us at info@fablearn.net.

List of Training Modules

Theory and Pedagogy

History of technological innovation in education and overview of the FabLearn program

Importance of Research and Research Methods for Education

Papert & Constructionism

Constructionism & Beyond

New Approaches to Science Teaching

Curriculum Design

Constructionist Curriculum Development

Learning Assessment


Hands-on Robotics Activity

Designing Spaces for Creativity and Making in your School

Selecting the Right Maker Tools for your Space

Schools Visits and Observations

School Observations

Video Observation

Observation Debrief


How to Scale Education Innovation

Pilot Implementation Case Study

Final Project

Development Studio

Final Presentations