Brian Purvis

Brian is the former Manager of Instruction for the GE Brilliant Career Lab. Previously he led the Gilbert Innovation Hub, where he leveraged his 18 years as a public school educator to open an integrated maker space at the heart of a Title 1 STEM elementary school.  During his career he has also started an equity centered youth leadership organization, worked to train new teachers at the collegiate level and provided professional development on inquiry based instructional techniques.  Brian is passionate about leveraging digital fabrication technology to enhance and transform traditional K-12 education. Currently he is a consultant and curriculum designer specializing in using technology to create immersive yet practical classroom experiences for all subject areas.  He lives with his family in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Lesson Plans

Students use a series of project challenges to create various types of computer games using the software language SCRATCH While…
In this lesson students deconstruct a picture of a house into its constituent shapes before using TinkerCAD to recreate that…
In this lesson students will reflect on the Everyday in the life of a Biomedical Engineer by solving a design…
This lesson immerses participants in the knowledge base and processes of an aerospace engineer While designing their own working airplanes…
This is a new type of lesson page Instead of serving as a place to find a singular lesson about…
Enhance your subject area content and career connections by using digital fabrication to design and make blades for a wind…
This lesson highlights an example of Everyday in the life of an Airplane Mechanic What kind of work might an…
This lesson reflects on Everyday in the life of a Biomedical Engineer What does a Biomedical Engineer do Biomedical Engineer…

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