We are proud to announce the 1st FabLearn Conference in Israel.
Joining this important initiative, FabLearn, led by Stanford University Transformative Learning Tech Lab, these global set of events brings together key influencers and thought-leaders from around the world in education, policy-making, academia, design, research, and maker communities to learn, present, and discuss digital fabrication in education- specially Science related areas, the maker culture, hands-on learning, and instructional tools.
FabLearn Israel 2017 will explore opportunities to Formal Education, in special Science.
This 4-day event will provide different forums for the discovery of new initiatives, for a deeper understanding of the Maker Culture and Digital Fabrication, for reflection on the challenge of bringing it to the education system, and for the envision and development of new alternative learning solutions.
ORGANIZERS & SPONSORS
is an EdTech innovation center, which brings together entrepreneurs, educators, MindCET students and researchers to develop groundbreaking learning solutions. MindCET is an independent body, part of a non-profit organization, the Center for Educational Technology (CET), Israel's leader in technology-based educational solutions. MindCET is in its 5th year of activity and is a world pioneer in bringing the entrepreneurial culture into the educational world. Today, it is globally recognized as a leader and an important reference to the Global EdTech ecosystem, leading relevant international ventures as well as offering alternative innovative solutions. MindCET plays a central role in all major world EdTech forums and works in partnerships with organizations alike, major universities, R&Ds, Hi-Tech companies, in order to explore, strengthen, and develop innovative and relevant pedagogical solutions that meet the needs of the new generations.
The Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem
Transformative Learning Technologies Lab - Stanford University Graduate School of Education
The Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem is an informal cultural and educational institution that presents exhibitions consisting of interactive exhibits on subjects of science and technology, and integrates these exhibits into a context through a wide range of educational activities.The goals of the museum are to increase interest among the general public in science and technology in the world around us, to promote excellency in sciences among youth, and to present science and technology as an integral part of human culture.
The Stanford Graduate School of Education is a leader in pioneering new and better ways to achieve high-quality education for all. Faculty and students engage in groundbreaking and creative interdisciplinary scholarship that informs how people learn and shapes the practice and understanding of education. Through state-of-the-art research and innovative partnerships with educators worldwide, the school develops knowledge, wisdom, and imagination in its diverse and talented students so they can lead efforts to improve education around the globe.
The Transformative Learning Technologies Laboratory is a multi-disciplinary group designing and researching new technologies for education. We understand new technologies not only as a way to optimize the existing educational system, but mainly as a transformative force that can generate radically new ways of knowing and learning. The mission is to improve the teaching of science, technology engineering, and math (STEM) in schools. Everything we develop -- from low-cost robotics kits to full-blown digital fabrication labs -- is in support of project-based, student-centered, constructionist learning in STEM. Unlike traditional science and math education, which places great emphasis on rote memorization of facts and formulas, our focus is on invention, innovation, and collaborative problem-solving. Students in our digital fabrication labs learn science and engineering by creating inventions to solve real-world problems, and by designing scientific experiments to examine their own theories about nature.
Mifras Is an innovative and unique platform for promoting and developing entrepreneurial culture in the education system. Founded in 2012 by leading educational funds: the Lautman Foundation, the Bracha Foundation, the Daniel Foundation, Yad Hanadiv, Villar, the San Francisco Federation, the Vilnai Family and the Ministry of Education.
Mifras leads incubators and unique development processes throughout the country, in all sectors, in all age groups and among different target audiences (authorities, headquarters, schools, preschools, districts, etc.). The goal is to open possibilities and empower the people of the "field" in the educational system, leading the educational act and improving it professionally, accurately and correctly.
In addition, Mifras has developed a number of exclusive tools in Israel and around the world: an entrepreneurship index, a digital game platform for identifying needs and the development of entrepreneurial solutions, cracking processes for coping with challenges, entrepreneurial work processes with parents and more.
Mifras has a senior staff with extensive experience in the fields of education, entrepreneurship, professional development processes, organizational consulting, information technology, technological platform development and more. Mifras works to create power multipliers by collaborating with many organizations in order to open opportunities for educators and the community to adopt entrepreneurial thinking in order to cope with the challenges of education in Israel.