Glenn Bull and Daniel Tillman: Personal Fabrication Systems

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Glen Bull

University Hall
The Democratization of Innovation: Implications for the Classroom
The need to foster advanced learning in science, math, engineering and technology (STEM) is a fundamental challenge for education. There has been a corresponding call for an increased emphasis on hands-on learning to address this need. Children's engineering offers an opportunity to reinforce
students' understandings of mathematics and science subjects in context. Personal fabrication systems that translate digital designs into physical
objects make it increasingly feasible for students to create, build, and invent. Ways in which this emergent technology is being used to address
instructional standards in Virginia classrooms will be explored.

Bull, G., & Groves, J. (2009, November). . Learning & Leading with Technology. International Society of Technology Education.

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Guest Speaker: Daniel Tillman
University Hall
A Practical Introduction to Digital Fabrication
Digital fabrication systems translate digital designs into physical objects. This introduction to digital fabrication technologies will provide an
overview of personal fabrication systems in classroom settings, from computer-controlled die cutters to 3D printers. A hands-on demonstration
will illustrate a range of classroom uses. Ways in which this emergent technology is being used to support instruction in science, mathematics,
language arts, and social studies will be discussed.