Top 10 Reasons to Use Autodesk Digital STEAM Workshop
Prepare, engage and inspire your students!
The Autodesk Digital STEAM Workshop is an innovative, visual curriculum.It allows you to focus on teaching rather than software. This is a project-based learning experience. Get your students interested in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) with these fun and interesting projects created by teachers and industry experts. Best of all, it can be used as both a stand-alone module or you can integrate with an existing curriculum program. Read below for the Top 10 reasons to use Autodesk Digital STEAM in your classroom.
1. Fun & Engaging for Teachers and Students
The curriculum grabs the students attention through the ise use Interactive learning games, 3D project view and design thinking videos meanwhile teaching and reinforcing STEAM concepts.
2. Easy to Implement
You do not need to be an expert in Autodesk software. There are extensive technical videos and creative support materials to tell you what you need to know. They will give you the information you need to lead your students through projects and design processes. There are plenty of other resources as well. These include lesson plans, project briefs, design criteria worksheets, pre and post tests, rubics & documents that map to academic standards.
3. Relevant and Project Based
Projects are presented by the designer of the project. This teaches students what designers do and exposes them to different careers paths. This curriculum supports career and technical education program requirements. The videos are presented by professionals in today's workforce.
4. Builds a Foundation for Design
Provides a solid introduction for to all students into design.
5. Builds in Difficulty
Through the phased approach students are able to get a solid footing into design concepts and tools. They are then able to build on that knowledge with practical experience as the projects advance. In later levels, students are able to do cross-curricular team and individual projects. There are over 20 projects to choose from and you can sort them by subject, software, time and level of difficulty.
6. Meets Academic Standards
The curriculum maps to national academic standards for math, science, technology, language arts and art. There is documentation for each project.
7. Funding Friendly - Supports Autodesk Certified User Program
The Certified User program can help your school meet requirements for Perkins Funding. To help you prepare students to pass the exam and prepare for projects the curriculum contains a Digital Study Packet and Skills Document components
8. Teaches Soft Skills Needed for Career Success
Soft skills such as communication, teamwork, critical thinking, collaboration and creative problem solving are reinforced via project-based learning.
9. Students Learn the Software the Professionals Use
AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revis Architecture and Autodesk Maya are all used within the projects as part of the design process. This is the same software used by many leading digital artistis, architects and engineers today,
10. It is available to you for FREE!
This curriculum is accessible for free online. Teachers can also join the Autodesk Education Community (another free resource) to gain access to all the teacher resources.
For more information on Autodesk's Digital STEAM Workshop including teacher testimonials and example videos for projects, click here. To access online curriculum, click here and to find out about upcoming workshops, click here.