Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab

Training for Educators

PyCU classesWe offer workshops for youth providers who would like to learn how to run the same kind of curriculum we do. Local educators from public schools may receive a discount for these as well! They come in two forms:

  1. Detailed instruction sessions on how to teach one (1) of our workshops or individual camp activities. Participants will actively go through workshop activities themselves, then teach one another and ultimately go home with notes and lesson plans to carry out a specific activity.
  2. An overview of tools and techniques for a given tool/area (eg. 3D printing, digital textiles) or topic (eg. design thinking, robots) – or an entire multi-session camp or class. Participants will run through a high-level review of a wide variety of tools and starter activities related to a central concept, work area or course and go home with supportive materials and a general understanding of what is possible.

To arrange a training session email us about what you’d like to do! Please make sure to include your group size, desired dates and times for a visit, and familiarity with makerspace activities.