News Release

Western Reserve Public Media to Host Cleveland Mobile Fab Lab

Event to enable area educators to learn more about Maker Movement

KENT, OHIO — April 17, 2017 — Area educators will have the opportunity to learn about the national Maker Movement, which encourages students to use technology to dream, create and invent, when the Cleveland Mobile Fab Lab visits Western Reserve Public Media on Tuesday, April 18, from 3-5 p.m.

The Mobile Fab Lab, a project of the Cleveland Municipal School District, is a 28-foot-long trailer full of fabrication tools including 3-D printers, laser cutters and electronics equipment. There will be more than 31 teachers in attendance who will have the opportunity to tour the Mobile Fab Lab and create a project. Most important, they will learn more about the Maker Movement, its importance in curriculum and how they can bring the Fab Lab to their school.

Western Reserve Public Media’s Department of Educational Services offers technology training to Northeast Ohio educators both at its Kent location and on site at schools. For more information about the organization’s educational technology training services, call 1-800-554-4549 or email .


About Western Reserve Public Media
Western Reserve Public Media is the business name of Northeastern Educational Television of Ohio, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.

A trusted community resource, Western Reserve Public Media uses the power of commercial-free television and related services to enrich the lives of people through high-quality programming and educational services that teach, illuminate and inspire. It serves the largest population of Ohio’s eight PBS member stations.

Western Reserve PBS (WNEO 45.1/WEAO 49.1), a service of the organization, is the only broadcast television service that reaches all of Northeast Ohio. It is available to 5.13 million people in the Cleveland and Youngstown designated market areas. In an average month, more than 1 million people tune in. The organization also operates three standard definition channels: Fusion (WNEO 45.2/WEAO 49.2) and MHz Worldview (WNEO 45.3/WEAO 49.3).

Our Educational Services Department provides technology training and educational content to over 24,000 educators and over 300,000 K-12 students, plus Ready To Learn Services to over 100,000 preschool children¹s parents and child-care providers.

For more information about the organization, visit www.WesternReservePublicMedia.org or call 1-800-554-4549.

 

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