At the start of the 2015-16 school year, Delavan-Darien High School opened the Comet Creations Fab Lab. A year later, a scaled-down twin Fab Lab opened at Phoenix Middle School.
A Fab Lab is defined as a place for learning and innovation: a place to create, learn, mentor, and invent. To be a Fab Lab means connecting to a global community of learners, educators, technologists, researchers, makers, and innovators – a knowledge sharing network than spans 30 countries and 24 time zones. Because all Fab Labs share common tools and processes, the program is building a global network, a distributed laboratory for research and invention.
Originally designed for communities as prototyping platforms, for local entrepreneurship, Fab Labs are increasingly being adopted by schools as platforms for project-based, hands on STEM education. Users learn by designing and creating objects of personal interest or import. Students gain deep knowledge about the machines, the materials, the design process, and the engineering that goes into invention and innovation.
Contact Cindy Yager at 262-233-6610 for more information.
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Delavan-Darien students will be focusing in on learning computer coding skills in the coming weeks with the upcoming Hour of Code campaign and Computer Science Education Week! Don't be surprised to hear them talking about it at home and around town!
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INSIDE LOOK VIDEO: Delavan-Darien High School students in the technology education department visited Royal Basket Trucks in Darien, and Continental Plastic in Delavan, on Thursday, Oct. 5, as part of the national Manufacturing Day event.
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In addition to learning about rewarding and high-paying careers in manufacturing, you can also learn about the partnership between DDHS and Precision Plus at the businesses open house on Saturday, Oct. 7. Check out one example of how how DDHS and Precision Plus have been working together to prepare students for careers after high school!
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Precision Plus in Elkhorn is celebrating Manufacturing Day, Saturday, Oct. 7th by opening its doors from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to showcase the exciting career opportunities in modern manufacturing. Stop out and learn about career opportunities in manufacturing and industry!
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Delavan-Darien High School Technology Education Teacher Mike Rick was one of 16 area instructors to attend a seminar hosted at Gateway Technical College that gave area tech ed teachers the training on Snap-on torque wrenches, useful as we get set to start up an Auto Mechanics Program at DDHS in the fall of 2017! #DDCometProud
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BIG NEWS: Delavan-Darien School District has received a $14,000 matching grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to help expand fabrication laboratory (“fab lab”) opportunities that will allow students to develop the key skills they need to succeed in the workforce. #WIFabLab #DDCometProud
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VIDEO: Delavan-Darien kindergarten students show they know how to code using Bee Bots and Code-A-Pillars. They demonstrated their skills at Delavan-Darien's Technology Night 2017. Check out a video and photo on our website! #DDCometProud
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The opening of the new Fab Lab at Phoenix Middle School has opened up new opportunities for Science, Technology Engineering and Math lessons. All four subject areas were recently blended together into one extraordinary learning activity for a group of advanced seventh grade math students in Mr. Steve Fouts’s class.
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