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Remix The School (Distributed)

Transforming educational centers into digital social innovators


  • Sep 29, 2021

The Remix the School Distributed project is a platform that provides maker, STEAM and active learning experiences to educational centers, enabling them to value and use this experience as a lever to transform their pedagogical model and provide imaginative solutions, based on design, co-creation and digital technologies, to local problems. The idea is to create a practical community that can share the knowledge generated and act as the foundation of a sustainable, green and creative ecosystem throughout Catalonia.

The goal of the program is to introduce children to the 7 R’s of sustainable development (reduce, reuse, recycle, respect, repair, reflect and reject) and invite them to express themselves artistically while learning to design their own biomaterials with food waste through craft and digital fabrication techniques.

Objectives

  • Introduce basic concepts of circular economy through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), active, experiential learning with a socio-emotional approach.
  • Train and accompany teachers in the RTS methodology that improves students’ self-efficacy towards STEAM through the 5E teaching model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate), learning based on maker projects using the principles of circularity, biomaterials fabrication and the educational community as a context.
  • Introduce basic concepts of design and digital fabrication.
  • Redefine the preconceived ideas we may have about object design and materials through elaboration processes.
  • Encourage scientific, technological and mathematical aspirations in kindergarten, primary and secondary school students.
  • To improve the social perception of STEAM. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics).
  • Encourage learning through social interaction by breaking the walls of the school, making it more open to the neighborhood and empowering people in the educational ecosystem to be digital social innovators and drivers of change in their local environment.
  • Contribute to the development of teachers’ digital competence.
  • Remix The School trains and accompanies teachers, students and families to develop the following learning dimensions: Individual; Maker skills, critical thinking and problem solving, initiative and intentionality. Community (Circular); Collective impact, social and emotional commitment.

Who is it for?

RTS is a free training program designed for teachers of educational centers that teach Primary Education (third cycle – 5th and 6th) and/or Secondary Education (1st and 2nd ESO). At the end of this program, teachers will receive an accreditation from Fab Lab Barcelona (* pending official approval from the Generalitat de Catalunya (CESIRE).

Delivery Method

  • Blended
  • 10 Schools: Located in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona
  • 20 Teachers: Teachers of 5th and 6th (Primary) or 1st and 2nd of ESO (2 teachers / center)
  • 800 Students: Maximum of 40 students/teacher per school.
  • Classroom size: The program includes material and kits for a total of (20) students per class (approximately).

Methodology

Portfolio of learning experience

Each teacher builds a portfolio where they document their knowledge and skills in the different modules taken and its practical integration in the classroom or educational center.

Bootcamps

Intensive and face-to-face day at Fab Lab Barcelona, an ideal space to live an active learning experience through co-creation, reflection, knowledge sharing, problem solving, maker practice and biomaterials design.

Mentoring and global reviews

Weekly one (1) hour follow up sessions with all program participants where students are encouraged to expose their progress, failures and doubts of the weekly task, done so far.

Student support and evaluation

Continuous monitoring, review and evaluation of students’ progress in their bi-weekly assignments and interventions during the 3rd trimester.

Conferences and sessions with experts

Webinars between alumni and professionals from the fablabs network, experts in the sector to contextualize, inspire and show the diversity of applications in the world of digital fabrication, green and sustainable materials or initiatives in the sector.


Duration

The project “Remix The School Distributed” has a duration of 10 months with an approximate dedication of 38h divided in 3 phases.

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Do you want to be part of the program?

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Contact

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This program is supported by the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona.

Sep 29, 2021