The CREATE Lab Satellite Network engages educators and local communities in the development and dissemination of cutting edge technologies, and innovative approaches to learning and teaching.
The Satellite Network is a partnership of CREATE Lab (at Carnegie Mellon University) with four colleges of education (Marshall, West Liberty, Carlow and West Virginia Universities), Penn State New Kensington, and ASSET STEM Education.
Supported by the Benedum Foundation and the Grable Foundation, this unique network combines and coordinates the creative technology expertise at CREATE Lab with the professional development, logistical expertise, and local networks of the satellite partners.
Outreach teams in the schools of education share CREATE Lab projects with their communities in locally relevant ways, through teacher professional development, pre-service teacher training and graduate education programs. ASSET STEM Education provides support across the network, and is equipped to scale up the network impact through professional development to an ever-broadening set of locations. Penn State New Kensington coordinates a coalition of fifteen school districts at the Alle Kiski Valley, offering a unique opportunity for geographically concentrated K-12 reach, as a CREATE Lab Satellite Network Regional Hub.
In just three years, since the inception of the first CREATE Satellite at Marshall University (September 2011), the Network has actively engaged 260 teachers and 7,200 PreK-12 students at 90 Schools, as well as 650 Pre-service teachers.
The Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment Lab (CREATE Lab), at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, explores socially meaningful innovation and deployment of robotic technologies. We aim to empower a technologically fluent generation through experiential learning opportunities in and outside of school. We define technology fluency as the confidence to author / creatively configure technology to pursue individual and collective goals.