WiFAB Retreat

Now that you have Fab Lab equipment, what do you do with it?
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WiFAB workshops have been postponed. Stay tuned for updates.

With digital technology in your hands, it's time to rethink your approach to teaching. At the WiFAB Retreat, you'll learn to use simple problems to teach age-appropriate STEAM concepts and skills. And you'll see how a Fab Lab can be used to support multi-disciplinary learning.

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  • Create design portfolios featuring sketches, testing data, prototypes, and presentation materials.
  • Engage students with design-based experiences, modeling and simulation. 
  • Obtain examples of design curricula that address national standards for STEAM education.



WiFAB West at UW-Stout Fab Lab

Event Postponed
Registration Closed

On-campus dorm lodging is available. Select this option when registering.

Hotel Accommodations in Menomonie


WiFAB East at Fox Valley Technical College Fab Lab

Event Postponed
Registration Closed

Team up to save!

  • $450 per person for two or more from the same school district! 
  • $600 per individual registration.

All attendees will receive a kit containing tools and materials for using the learning activities back in the classroom. Credit option available.

Chris Wiemer
2017 WiFAB Retreat / UW-Stout

"Digital fabrication is wonderful for students to experience at any age. The idea that you can take your abstract thoughts and ideas and make a physical object out of them is very empowering.”  

- Chris Wiemer, Stoughton High School



Mackenzie Bennin WiFAB Retreat
Wisconsin Teachers at the UW-Stout Fab Lab / UW-Stout

"I knew very little about Fab Lab equipment or how to build a curriculum around that. But after this week-long workshop we've had and really diving into it and thinking about it, I feel like I am more prepared as an educator. And that is something I can bring back to my school and share with everybody there."  

- Mackenzie Bennin, Granton Area School District