WiFAB Retreat | University of Wisconsin - Stout

WiFAB Retreat

Now that you have fab lab equipment, what do you do with it?
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Understand how a fab lab can be used to support multi-disciplinary learning

WiFAB Retreat West - June 25-29
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Fab Lab - 132 Applied Arts
415 13th Avenue East
Menomonie, WI 54751

WiFAB Retreat East - July 23-27
Fox Valley Technical School Fab Lab     
D. J. Bordini Center
1825 N. Bluemound Rd
Appleton, WI 54912

  • Use simple problems to address age appropriate STEAM concepts and skills

  • Explore the iterative nature of design: brainstorming, drawing, modeling, testing, prototyping.

  • Discover opportunities for redesign through reverse engineering.

  • Facilitate pedagogically sound design & instruction for all ages.

  • Inspire your students with modeling and simulation with curriculum that meets the standards, develops teamwork and problem solving skills

  • Create "design thinking portfolios" featuring sketches, testing data, prototypes, and presentation materials

  • Develop design thinking experiences

  • Join a new professional learning community: The WiFAB Cooperative Portal, designed to serve teachers.

“. . .one of things that I am most excited about at the retreat is I’ve been encouraged to keep things simple…we can go back to school and do things in not as complicated way as I originally thought.”


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