Create Make Learn started as a unique week-long professional learning experience for educators designed by Lucie deLaBruere in 2012. It has since grown into a connected community of educators, makers, and artists passionate about hands-on minds-on learning through creating and making. Join us for our summer institute or invite Lucie and her mobile maker studio (EMMA) to your school. You’ll soon be connected to a wealth of resources, including fellow educators who will continue to inspire as you design amazing learning opportunities for your students.


Lucie deLaBruere

Lucie is an ambassador for creativity and innovation in our schools.  Her passion for learning through creating and making lead to the design of the first Create Make Learn Summer Institute in 2012.  She has built a community of creative team of educators who are equally committed to providing opportunities for more hands-on, minds-on learning for our students.

Lucie (a 30+ years veteran teacher) is committed to advancing digital equity across several domains.  Her TechSavvy Girls project has helped increase the confidence of young women and girls for over 18 years.  She recently adopted EMMA (a mobile studio) to promote the belief that (E)veryone (M)ay (M)ake (A)nywhere to bring opportunities for creating and making to rural communities.  Lucie is a Google Certified Educator & Trainer and a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator.


Craig Lyndes

Craig Craig has been been finding ways to increase student and educator access to technology since the days when he launched the first student-run BBS in Vermont.  He continues to empower educators as part of the Create Make Learn Team. Whether he is helping them build their own 3D printer or teaching them to solder,  he is always in high demand due to his patient and kind approach to helping educators grow in ways that will empower students. .

Meet the  Create Make Learn
Summer Institute Team

Shannon Walters

Shannon Walters is passionate about using technology and the arts to create, collaborate, communicate and connect in new ways. She brings with her years of experience integrating technology as a Teacher Librarian and Technology Integration specialist at The Integrated Arts Academy in Burlington.  Shannon is Co-Director for Governor’s Institutes of Vermont’s IT & Digital Media Institute @ Champlain College, a 10 day residential institute focused on game design, microcontrollers, cybersecurity, digital media creation and web design for high school students. Recipient of the Vermont Outstanding Teacher Award, she is Technology Concerns Chair for the Vermont School Library Association.  Shannon has also served as a “Maker Space” lead learner for Tarrant Code Camp and Dynamic Landscapes state technology conference, as well as faculty at the University of Vermont.  

Caty Wolfe

Caty started her education adventure 15+ years ago as a certified art teacher without a job.  She became a special ed teacher at a technical center where she discovered she had technical aptitude and a fascination with fixing hardware and helping teachers integrate.  She took on the duties of system administrator and then became the computer applications instructor. There is an interesting parallel between creative problem solving in the art world and technical troubleshooting.  Thus began the adventure that has led her to be a PreTech Instructor at a Career and Technical Center with a focus on art and technology. She has integrated Design Thinking and Making into her curriculum and her students are always challenging her to push the boundaries.  Her newest adventure has been to start an online store with Maker supplies and project ideas for teachers and kids! Check it out at! @ImagineToolbox.

Sarah Sutter & Erica Bertucci

Erica currently teaches STEAM to Pre-K through 8th graders at St. Albans City School and also job-shares the technology innovation specialist position.  She enjoys working with teachers to incorporate ‘making’ in their classroom along with also facilitating open lab times in the makerspace to allow students to explore their passion (or find a new passion). She has spent the past few years developing curriculum for the different grades with a focus on primary grades and how to bring the maker mindset into her classes.

Sarah is a 20+ year veteran high school teacher and former technology integrator, Sarah Sutter currently teaches Design Technology and Art at The American School in Japan (ASIJ) in Tokyo. Sarah works in ASIJ’s new Creative Arts & Design Center, teaching 9th grade Design & Fabrication and Idea to Object, a 3D Digital Design & Fabrication Art class, using laser cutters, 3d printers, CNC Shopbot, Arduino electronics & wearables in a Design Thinking, collaborative / team based classroom setting.  Her art courses have included ceramics, glass, metals, photography, graphic design and web design, among other things. Sarah is also a Google Certified Innovator, a leader for GEG West Tokyo, and presents on various technology related topics. She has presented at conferences ranging from EARCOS in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, to FabLearn Asia in Japan, to Educon in Philadelphia to the K12 Online Conference to MLTI Summer Tech in Maine. Sarah also taught photography and digital imaging at the University of Maine in Augusta for 5 years, and MEd multimedia online graduate courses at UMaine.   

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Stay tuned …

Each summer the Create Make Learn Summer Institute brings together an amazing team of talented creative educators, makers, and artists to mentor us, inspire us, and help us grow our skills in creating, making, facilitating, and designing powerful learning opportunities through creating and making.  Stay tuned for announcement of this year’s creative team.

CML Team