FAB & STEAM PBL Resources

FAB & STEAM Project Based Learning is a student-centered pedagogy in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an open-ended, authentic, engaging, complex, and transdisciplinary question, problem, or challenge. Rooted in the TPACK teaching method and the human-centered design process, students are challenged to create an artifact of their learning utilizing digital fabrication that can be presented to the public. 

CMSD Resources: 

FAB / STEAM PBL Workbook


FAB / STEAM PBL Project Unit Template – a template to help you think about planning an interdisciplinary project based STEAM unit.

Fab Rubrics    Google Sheets  FAB Rubric 

PBL Project Ideas

MFL Project Ideas – some ideas we have for projects that utilize the MFL

Design Thinking Slides

Design Thinking Info

2014- STEAM Attributes – what makes a STEAM classroom or school?  how can you move closer to PBL STEAM?

2014- CMSD STEM Book – all things CMSD STEAM

Other Online Resources:

PBL Works

25 STEAM Projects for Kids – great little projects for younger kids, most can be done with stuff you have in your classroom already or at home.

40 STEM Activities for Kids -again for younger kids, but this site is very inspiring!

High Tech High Student Projects – High Tech High is a group of charter schools in the San Diego area.  Their PBL units are well documented and have many resources.