Schedule Overview

Educator Ignite Talks

FabLearn Educator Ignite Talks is a series of reflections on experiences with maker-centered and constructionist learning in classrooms, museums, and other learning spaces by educators around the world. Check out the FabLearn 2020 Educator Ignite talks here.

Day 1 – October 9, Friday

New York City
Session Brasília
October 10
12:00-12:15PM Welcome 1:00-1:15PM 6:00-6:15PM 12:00-12:15AM
12:15-1:00PM Lissa Soep Keynote 1:15-2:00PM 6:15-7:00PM 12:15-1:00AM
1:00-2:00PM Young Maker Panel 2:00-3:00PM 7:00-8:00PM 1:00-2:00AM
2:00-3:00PM Constructionism, Making and Equity Panel 3:00-4:00PM 8:00-9:00PM 2:00-3:00AM
3:00-4:00PM Full Papers / Educator Panel (in parallel) 4:00-5:00PM 9:00-10:00PM 3:00-4:00AM


Lissa Soep Keynote (Day 1, 12:15-1:00PM EDT)

Elisabeth (Lissa) Soep is Executive Producer for Journalism and Founding Director of the Innovation Lab at YR Media (formerly Youth Radio), the Oakland-based national network for next-generation news and arts. YR stories Lissa has produced with teen reporters have been recognized with honors including two Peabody Awards, five Murrow Awards, an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, two Third Coast International Audio Festival Awards, and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. With a PhD from Stanford University’s School of Education, Lissa has written about digital media and learning for academic journals, popular outlets (NPR, Boing Boing), and books including Youthscapes (with Maira, UPenn Press), Drop that Knowledge (with Chávez, UC Press), and Participatory Politics (MIT Press). With Asha Richardson, she founded YR’s Innovation Lab, a partnership with MIT and Cornell Tech that was among the first community-based initiatives in the US to teach teens to code, and the first embedded in a newsroom. Her work as a writer, producer, and editor has been featured on outlets including NPR, the New York Times, The Atlantic/CityLab, Teen Vogue. In 2011, she became one of six members of the MacArthur Foundation’s Youth and Participatory Politics Research Network, which explored how young people use digital and social media to express civic voice and agency. For more than ten years, Lissa served on the Board of Directors of the United States’ premier youth poetry organization, Youth Speaks, and she’s an advisor to the Civic Imagination project at University of Southern California.

Young Maker Panel (Day 1, 1:00-2:00PM EDT)

Chair: Jean Ryoo

Phakawut Thummawuttikul and Wittaya Thummawuttikul Smart Air Purifying Robot (submission #154)
Beatriz Dreyfuss Hurtado, Isabel Whately Bicudo, Lis Tinoco Mendes and Tatiana de Souza Mendes Garcia The maker education and solving the oil spills in the ocean (submission #156)
Dan Loureiro Nascimento, Enzo França A. Carvalho, Emanuel C Lima Castro and Alice Nunes S. de Souza Note Diaper Project (submission #158)
Dan Loureiro Nascimento, Gabriel Frota Rabelo, Rafael Hasan Polat Carneiro, Nicollas Niwton and Rodrigo Gonçalves Sturaro Shelter Project (submission #159)
Asher Cohen, Daniela Delyusto and Colleen Larionoff Innovating The World: A Functional Exterior Elevator Using the Iterative Design Process and Digital Fabrications to Problem-Solve and Build Perseverance (submission #164)
Waris Tuchinda Investigation of Supercoiled Polymer Artificial Muscles As An Ideal Actuator In Generalized Biomechanical Applications (submission #165)
Felipe Vianna, Ana Teresa Fabiani, Angelo Marotto, Julia Almeida, Isabela Pereira, Suzana Steinberg, Filipe Abondanza, Marina Sant’Anna, Carla Gomes and Ana Paula Giorgi Bringing light to Jardim Panorama’s community: a new way to foster students deeper learning (submission #172)

Constructionism, Making and Equity Panel (Day 1, 2:00-3:00PM EDT)

Moderator: Paulo Blikstein

Filiberto Barajas-López – Associate Professor, University of Washington
Leah Buechley – Associate Professor, University of New Mexico
Paula Hooper – Assistant Professor of Instruction, Northwestern University
Luciano Meira – Professor and Cofounder/CSI at Joy Street, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
Marcelo Worsley – Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

Educator Panel: Teacher Education as Making (Day 1, 3:00-4:00PM EDT)

Chair: Erin Riley

Matthew Zigler Resist the STEM Label in your Makerspace (submission #30)
Yael Gavish Helping educators shift towards skills-based education using FabLearn (submission #50)
Thais Azevedo, Maria Luiza Botelho and Lígia Ribeiro Sustainable coffee shop: designing as a learning process (submission #62)
Dominique Lara Nacht and Guilherme Kominami Accessible Teaching Materials (submission #76)
Alejandro Ferreira and Carina Silva Ciganda Strategic Partnerships for education innovation. The experience of micro:bit Plan Ceibal project with UTEC (submission #82)

Full Papers: Maker Education, The Human Experience - Past, Present, Future (Day 1, 3:00-4:00PM EDT)

Chair: Colby Tofel-Grehl

Feiran Zhang, Panos Markopoulos, Peter Biekens, Laure Peeters and Tilde Bekker Understanding learning and emotions in Design-Based Learning: what and why crucial to be considered (submission #9)
Dhyan Adler-Belendez, Eduardo Hoppenstedt Orellana, Mishaal Husain, Edwin Chng and Bertrand Schneider How are 21st century skills captured in makerspaces? A review of the literature (submission #87)
Cassia Fernandez, Tatiana Hochgreb-Haegele and Paulo Blikstein Toward a sustainable model for maker education in public education: Teachers as co-designers in an implementation of educational makerspaces (submission #112)
Isabel Correa and Nathan Holbert Human-Nature Meaning-Making: Mothers and Daughters Rethinking Humans’ Relationship with Nature through Critical Constructionist Design (submission #118)


Day 2 – October 10, Saturday

New York City
Session Brasília
October 11
12:00-12:15PM Welcome / Announcement of the FabLearn 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award 1:00-1:15PM 6:00-6:15PM 12:00-12:15AM
12:15-1:00PM FabLearn 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Keynote – Cynthia Solomon 1:15-2:00PM 6:15-7:00PM 12:15-1:00AM
1:00-2:00PM Remembering Mike Eisenberg Panel 2:00-3:00PM 7:00-8:00PM 1:00-2:00AM
2:00-3:00PM Full Papers / Educator Panel (in parallel) 3:00-4:00PM 8:00-9:00PM 2:00-3:00AM
3:00-4:00PM Short Paper / Demo Posters (in parallel) 4:00-5:00PM 9:00-10:00PM 3:00-4:00AM


FabLearn 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Keynote - Cynthia Solomon (Day 2, 12:15-1:00PM EDT)

Cynthia Solomon is an American computer scientist known for her work in artificial intelligence and popularizing computer science for students. She is a pioneer in the fields of artificial intelligence, computer science, and educational computing. While at Bolt, Beranek and Newman, she worked with Wally Feurzeig and Seymour Papert to create the first programming language for children, Logo.

Remembering Mike Eisenberg Panel (Day 2, 1:00-2:00PM EDT)

Moderator: Leah Buechley

HyunJoo Oh – Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Sherry Hsi – Principal Scientist, BSCS Science Learning
Yasmin Kafai – Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Mike Horn – Associate Professor, Northwestern University

Educator Panel: Making in Content Areas (Day 2, 2:00-3:00PM EDT)

Chair: Mike Dando

Jacqueline Meggs, Sayles Day, Lacy Chun, Tara O’Neill and Judith Lemus The MakerSTEM Project: Using makerspace pedagogy to engage secondary science educators in design, making, and scientific discovery (submission #14)
Jorge Ferreira Do Vale Neto and Luiza Fernandes Technological Applications in Physics Teaching: construction of a small electric car and a kart (submission #43)
Erin Pomponio, Jessica Davidson, Steven Greenstein, Eileen Fernández, Doris Jeannotte and Denish Akuom ReMaking Teacher Learning: Designing Objects-to-Teach-With to Promote Mathematics Education Reform (submission #51)
Silvana Regina Silveira Scavone, Juliana Moura and Joyce Avelino The Ybyrá (The Tree) (submission #61)
Christa Flores, Marta Alcalá-Williams, Makenzie Bennett, and Sam Kaplan Making Math Equitable: Marvelous Math Club (submission #71)
Lorenzo Guasti, Jessica Niewint Gori, Tamar Fuhrmann and Livia Macedo Redesigning Science Curriculum. The case-study of hydroponic greenhouse (submission #78)

Full Papers: Diversity in Maker Ed (Day 2, 2:00-3:00PM EDT)

Chair: David Weintrop

Melissa Perez, Stephanie T. Jones, Sarah Lee and Marcelo Worsley Intergenerational Making with Young Children (submission #136)
Ezequiel Aleman and Pryce Davis Female engineering students’ influence in a service-learning maker project (submission #138)
Shuangting Yao, Paulo Blikstein and Yoo Kyung Chang Towards a Systemic Understanding of the Implementation of Maker Education in Chinese Middle and High schools (submission #146)
Chung Lee, Noah Samuel, Maya Israel, Heather Arnett, Lisa Bievenue, Jeff Ginger and Michele Perry Understanding Instructional Challenges and Approaches to Including Middle School Students with Disabilities in Maker activities: A cross-case analysis (submission #38)

Short Paper Posters (Day 2, 3:00-4:00PM EDT)

Chairs: Camillia Matuk, Ann Eisenberg, and Tamar Fuhrmann

Attapan Chan-In and Arnan Sipitakiat Designing an Educational Internet of Things Toolbox A case-study of a learner-centric tool design (submission #10)
Gayithri Jayathirtha, Mia Shaw, Yasmin Kafai and Debora Lui When a Glove Becomes a Gun: From Personally Meaningful to Socially Critical Restorying in Maker Activities (submission #24)
Deborah Fields, Yuhan Lin, Gayithri Jayathirtha and Yasmin Kafai A Redesigned Reconstruction Kit for Rapid Collaborative Debugging and Designing of E-Textiles (submission #29)
Chung Lee, Heather Arnett, Noah Samuel, Lisa Bievenue, Jeffrey Ginger and Maya Israel Towards an Inclusive Model of Makerspace Educator Professional Development: Implications for Students with Disabilities and At-Risk (submission #38)
Lydie Boufflers and Daniel Schneider Designing an in-service teacher ‘making’ course to create educational tools (submission #47)
Di Xiao, Tilde Bekker, Panos Markopoulos and Emer Beamer Challenges and strategies for teachers learning and facilitating based on DBL (submission #48)
Laura Salo, Asta Ansolahti, Tiina Korhonen and Leenu Juurola Supporting teachers’ maker education in the 2020’s Educating resilient makers starts from early childhood (submission #72)
Charles Pimentel and Maria Luiza Campos Maker Math: Teaching mathematics through collaborative and hands-on methods (submission #99)
Betty Wallingford, Elham Beheshti, David Wells, Danny Kirk, L Vargas and Stephen Uzzo “Getting it to Work”: Exploring Student-Driven Problem Solving in Computational Making (submission #100)
Chris Hill, Michael Schneider, Mark Gross, Ann Eisenberg and Arielle Blum A Wearable Meter That Actively Monitors the Continuity of E-Textile Circuits as They Are Sewn (submission #110)
Alexandria K. Hansen, Taylor Hall and Matthew D. Supancic Expansive Rooms for Inquiry: Preservice Teachers’ Design & Facilitation of Maker Faire Activities (submission #113)
Michael Schneider, Christian Hill, Mark Gross, Ann Eisenberg and Arielle Blum A Software Debugger for E-textiles and Arduino Microcontrollers (submission #122)
Monica Chan Towards Student-Driven Formative Assessment Practices across School and Afterschool Makerspaces (submission #134)
Sonia Tiwari Transmedia Making Experience Design: Framework to Design Learning Environments that connect Media with Making (submission #137)
Anna Amato, Camillia Matuk and Talia Hurwich Modding for Change: Promoting Empathy and Agency for Climate Systems (submission #150)
Jeny Bastida and Florencia Peirano Designing with bacterial cellulose (submission #151)

Demo Posters (Day 2, 3:00-4:00PM EDT)

Chairs: Jie Qi and Natalie Freed

Roey Kafri “Making a Bridge” Workshop (submission #1)
Miriam Takahace, Silvana Regina Scavone and Ana Paula Azevedo Indigenous Patterns (submission #4)
Godwyn Morris Dazzlinks, Inventive cardboard engineering kit (submission #22)
Angela Lombardo, Susanna Tesconi and Tracy Rudzitis Computational Surrealism (submission #39)
Daniel Schneider, Lydie Boufflers and Kalliopi Benetos Computerized embroidery for identity building (submission #49)
Srinjita Bhaduri, Peter Gyory and Tamara Sumner 3DARVisualizer: Debugging 3D Models using Augmented Reality (submission #52)
Ian McCormack and Chris Johnson Direct Manipulation and SVG: Creating and Adjusting Graphics Programmatically and Visually (submission #55)
Silvana Regina Silveira Scavone, Fernanda Martinhão, Ana Paula Petricelli and Cristina Machado Brazilian Indigenous Constellations (submission #60)
James Fey and Katherine Isbister Social Wearables for Edu-LARP (submission #64)
Cassia Fernandez and Tamar Fuhrmann Block-based Computational Modeling in the Science Classroom Using the Bifocal Modeling approach (submission #75)
Xiuxiu Yuan, Mikako Munch, Hyunjoo Oh and Colin Dixon Making Data Science Tangible for Middle School Students (submission #114)
Nancy Otero Ornelas Machine Learning, another tool for Human Learning (submission #119)
Ruth Wylie and Tyler Eglen Modern Frankensteins: Teaching introductory AI and Robotics through narrative making activities (submission #121)
Iulian Radu, Caroline Vanderlee and Bertrand Schneider The Augmented Reality Holoboard and Holopen: Electronic Circuit Debugging Tools (submission #124)
Joe Diaz and Claudia Urrea Designing Actionable Learning Experiences (submission #133)
Samuel Arrants, Dylan Kennedy, Harrison Pearl, Siddhartha Sundaram, David Bar-El and Marcelo Worsley TexTile – Inclusive Navigation for Makerspaces (submission #147)


Day 3 – October 11, Sunday

New York City
Session Brasília
October 12
12:00-12:10PM Welcome / Best Paper Awards 1:00-1:10PM 6:00-6:10PM 12:00-12:10AM
12:10-12:45PM Laura Devendorf Keynote 1:10-1:45PM 6:10-6:45PM 12:10-12:45AM
12:45-1:20PM Lining Yao Keynote 1:45-2:20PM 6:45-7:20PM 12:45-1:20AM
1:20-2:20PM Making & Hip Hop Panel 2:20-3:20PM 7:20-8:20PM 1:20-2:20AM
2:20-3:20PM Full Papers / Educator Panel (in parallel) 3:20-4:20PM 8:20-9:20PM 2:20-3:20AM
3:20-3:30PM Conclusion 4:20-4:30PM 9:20-9:30PM 3:20-3:30AM
3:30-4:30PM Young Maker Posters 4:30-5:30PM 9:30-10:30PM 3:30-4:30AM


Laura Devendorf Keynote (Day 3, 12:10-12:45PM EDT)

Laura Devendorf is an assistant professor in Information Science and the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research questions the role of design and making in the wake of increasingly pressing global challenges. She directs the Unstable Design Lab where she works closely with students across engineering, information science, and art to speculate on alternative futures for technology. The lab currently focuses on weaving smart textiles and how themes of slowness, presence, and material negotiation can be used as both a practice and metaphor to formulate these visions. She earned bachelors’ degrees in studio art and computer science from the University of California Santa Barbara before earning her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley School of Information. Her research has been featured on National Public Radio and has received multiple best paper awards at top conferences in the field of human-computer interaction.

Lining Yao Keynote (Day 3, 12:45-1:20PM EDT)

Lining Yao is an Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) at Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science, directing the Morphing Matter Lab ( Morphing Matter lab develops materials, tools, and applications of adaptive, dynamic and intelligent morphing matter from nano to macro scales. Research often combines material science, computational fabrication and creative design practices. Lining and her lab work anti-disciplinarily, publishing and exhibiting across science, engineering, design and art. Lining gained her PhD at MIT Media Lab in 2017.

Making & Hip Hop Panel (Day 3, 1:20-2:20PM EDT)

Moderator: Brian Gravel

Dionne Champion – Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Sharon Lee De La Cruz – Director of Sustainability, The Point Community Development Corp.
Michael Dando – Assistant Professor, St. Cloud State University
Demarius Edwards – Instructor, Momentum@Morehouse
Amon Millner – Associate Professor, Olin College
Joshua Rowsey – Artist, Writer, Actor & Educator

Educator Panel: Making Education Today (Day 3, 2:20-3:20PM EDT)

Chair: Sean Justice

Jeremy Schwartz, Louis Coronel, Eli Johnson and Lisa Harrison Flower Pot Design Processes – 2n​d​ Grade & 7t​h​ Grade 3D Printing Collaboration Project (submission #26)
Jill Jensen STEAM in the Middle School Wood Shop (submission #37)
Tittinuth Saktananont, Seksan Sansorrapisut and Kullawat Inthaud The Establishment of the Fabrication Laboratory in order to Promote the Fabrication Learning for Secondary Student at Yuparaj Wittayalai School (submission #74)
Or Benifla, Tamar Fuhrmann and Ariel Raz Prototyping with Light: Students Participate in an International Art Installation (submission #86)
Yvonne Thevenot Culturally Responsive STEM Curriculum in Makerspaces: An Exploration in Ways That Tinkering and Third Space Support the Identity Development and Knowledge Acquisition of Black and Latinx Students (submission #148)

Educator Panel: Making Across Cultures (Day 3, 2:20-3:20PM EDT)

Chair: Mike Dando

Vanessa Rosa and Miriam Takahace Indigenous algorithmic art and contemporary education – experiments and possibilities (submission #27)
Dvir Warshavsky Technology learning groups in the Bedouin sector (submission #32)
Maarten Hennekes, Peter Troxler and Hanne Andersen FabLearn Dialogues a pilot for a trans-national maker education exchange (submission #40)
Claudia De Oliveira Lozada, Claudia Celeste Celestino, Wesley GÓis and Gabriel Ramos The ASTROEM Project with an interdisciplinary approach and STEM through experimental activities with low-cost material and the involvement of girls in Science: resilience and resistance in the formation of the future generation of Brazilian scientists (submission #66)
Scott Wallace and Tarrence Banks Project: Documentary for Middle School Makers: FilmMAKING and Bearing Witness (submission #105)

Full Papers: Tools, Materials, and Artifacts (Day 3, 2:20-3:20PM EDT)

Chair: Kylie Peppler

Yasmin Kafai and Justice Walker Tools for Biomakers: Reviewing Affordances and Challenges for K-12 Hands-On Making with Biology (submission #18)
Sowmya Somanath, Lora Oehlberg and Ehud Sharlin Making despite Material Constraints with Augmented Reality-Mediated Prototyping (submission #28)
Vanessa Svihla, Margaret Tucker and Todd Hynson What Gaze Data Reveal About Material Agency: Resilient makers, materials and ideas (submission #115)
Fayette Shaw, Khushbu Kshirsagar, Kristen Wendell, Ethan Danahy, Debra Bernstein, Gillian Puttick and Michael Cassidy Characterizing Student Artifacts in a Multi-disciplinary Biomimicry and Robotics Unit (submission #85)

Young Maker Posters (Day 3, 3:30-4:30PM EDT)

Chair: Jean Ryoo

Sonia Tiwari Mix Bots: A mix-and-match robot creature made from upcycled cardboard (submission #142)
Can Aydın, Ece Tabag, Rana Taki, Yoel Nasi, Andy Emre Kocak, Batuhan Bayraktar and Sedat Yalcin Pomelo, A Collaborative Education Technology Interaction Robot (submission #155)
Erin Riley, Ellie Johnson, Oliver McGovern and Phoebe Wise Not This Again: Art brings a “second-life” to fabrication scraps (submission #162)
Theo Visconti, Crissyann Gardner and Diana Lennon Data Analytics: the Process in Which Persistent Inquiry Pays (submission #163)
Sheldon Solanki Graduation Rates Vs. Neighborhood Incomes (submission #166)
Christian Rasmussen Road Conditions and Affluence in New York City (submission #167)
Alondra Camacho Accessability to Public Transportation based on Income (submission #168)
Isabella Gomes, Valentina Liberman, Paola Ricci and Carla Gomes Pracinha Initiative: resilience and resistance built through placemaking and integration. (submission #171)
Jordan Mendes, Angel Miranda, Sophia Nogueira and Bernardo Lopes TrashBall Can (submission #173)
Jordan Mendes, Gabriel Cardoso, Letícia Alfano and Maria Gonzaga RePaper (submission #174)