Fab@School Maker Studio 

Session 1: Create Bravely with Maker Studio 

Who: Dr. Peggy Healy Stearns, Software and Instructional Design, Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning, and Creativity
Patrick Condon, Digital Media Engineer, FableVision Learning

When: Monday, June 27, at 3 p.m.

What: Learn about FableVision Learning’s new design and fabrication software Fab@School Maker Studio, and how to introduce and explore engineering and creative problem solving in any curriculum. Make a mark with paper Dot pop-ups, or Go Places with a moving vehicle of your own design! Fab@School Maker Studio provides endless opportunities to let your imagination run wild, and kickstart a creative maker lifestyle!

Session 2: Build a STEAM Carnival with Fab@School Maker Studio 

Who: Patrick Condon, Digital Media Engineer, FableVision Learning and Andrea Calvin, Vice President, FableVision Learning

When: Tuesday, June 28, at 12 p.m.

What: How can you bring the buzz and bustle of STEAM carnival into the classroom? Easy, come create one with Fab@School Maker Studio! FableVision’s Classroom Carnies invite you to learn about and use Maker Studio to create decorations, toys, and carnival rides that teach simple engineering, problem solving, and the basis for a creative maker lifestyle!

About Fab@School Maker Studio:  Fab@School Maker Studio is an easy-to-use web-based digital design and fabrication tool, that invites students in grades 3-8 to experience STEM and STEAM learning in a more engaging, personally meaningful way. Maker Studio offers a unique on-ramp to making with cross-curricular activities from simple to sophisticated. Maker Studio supports a variety of materials and a range of tools from scissors to inexpensive 2D cutters, 3D printers, and laser cutters – all with a single tool. Beginning with paper, cardstock, and cardboard, Maker Studio provides an accessible, low-cost way to imagine, design, invent, and fabricate 2D designs, pop-ups, and 3D projects like geometric constructions and working machines. Maker Studio is part of the national Fab@School research initiative and is committed to championing equity and access to quality maker education.

The Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning and Creativity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that encourages creativity and innovation in teaching and learning. We are dedicated to ensuring that all learners develop the vision, confidence, knowledge and skills needed to move their own lives forward, and to use their talents, strengths and energy to move their communities and the world to a better place.

Want more Fab@School Maker Studio? Check out these 2016 ISTE sessions.

Monday, June 27

STEM Playground: A New Way Of Thinking.
This is your chance to get hands on with Fab@School Maker Studio before the exhibit hall opens. 

Where: CCC Concourse E, Table 7
When: 8 - 9:45 a.m. 

Monday, June 27

Fab@School Maker Studio Demonstration featuring Dr. Peggy Healy Stearns  

Where: Canon Booth #1303
When: 12:30 - 1:10 p.m.

Tuesday, June 28

Fab@School Maker Studio Demonstration featuring Dr. Peggy Healy Stearns  

Where: Canon Booth #1303
When: 2 - 2:40 p.m.

Wednesday,  June 29

Create an Easy, Affordable Classroom Makerspace with Paul Reynolds &  Dr. Peggy Healy Stearns   
Create a compelling classroom makerspace using easy CAD software for grades 3-8. Engage students in making pop-ups, 3D solids, working machines and Smithsonian Invention kits. We'll share projects from simple to sophisticated using tools from hand fabrication to inexpensive 2D cutters to 3D printers and laser cutters. Research-based lessons support standards.

Where: CCC 401, Table 2
When: 10:15–11:15 am (second half)