Case Study


Virginia High School Revolutionizes CAD teaching using Fabrio's Flipped Classroom Approach

Fabrio frees me up to do other work with students, to really engage them with how the software can be used to unlock creativity and innovation.
Blog author

Kenny George

Design Teacher

Blog author

Meridian High School

Design & Technology Department

Kenny George, a dedicated design teacher at Meridian High School in Virginia, teaches a continuum of design courses including introductory and advanced levels, as well as IB design and technology. The curriculum covers technical drawing, computer-aided design (CAD), manufacturing, and prototype building, aimed at providing students with a foundation in engineering, architecture, and industrial design.


Integrating practical, industry-relevant CAD skills into the curriculum to prepare students for technical careers and higher education in fields such as mechanical engineering, architecture, and industrial design.


Transition to a flipped classroom model using Fabrio, which allows students to learn CAD fundamentals through interactive software, freeing up class time for hands-on, project-based learning and personalized instruction.


  1. Enhanced Student Preparedness: Students enter post-secondary education with a solid grasp of industry-standard software, giving them an edge in competitive programs.
  2. Increased Educator Efficiency: By automating foundational lessons, Fabrio enables educators to dedicate more time to fostering inquiry-based learning and creativity.
  3. Positive Student Engagement: Students engage more deeply with technical contnet through personalized, gamified learning experiences, leading to increased enthusiasm and better learning outcomes.

The adoption of Fabrio at a Virginia public high school has transformed the way CAD is taught, making learning more effective and enjoyable for students while enhancing their readiness for future academic and professional challenges.