Makerspace Activities Workshop

Our signature course! Helping teachers become Makers! Helping teachers create Makers in their students. When students have a Maker Mindset they have grit, are problem solvers, creative, thoughtful and reflective. Maker Education is taking hands-ons projects and connecting it to the classroom and makerspace Maker Education projects will use simple craft materials and technological tools. Whatever you dream of, you can make. Learn more about the purpose of Maker Education.

During this workshop participants will explore multiple tools and materials. Teachers will be guided to make multiple projects using various mediums. Participants will add creativity and personality to projects. Teachers will make basic projects that can be connect to content they teach. Participants will learn the pedagogy and instructional strategies behind Maker Education. Teachers will discuss procedures and methods for implementations of developing a culture of Making in their classroom.


Our workshops usually include paper crafting, cardboard and connectors; electricity circuits with wires, batteries and LED lights; craft supplies such as balsa wood, craft sticks, tape, glue, and building blocks; hand tools for fabricating projects, hammers, awe, hot glue guns, soldering irons, screw drivers. We always try to incorporate a high tech tool like 3D printing or an electronics kit. The materials and projects of the workshops are different depending on the materials available and the goals of the school and the teachers. Teachers will work on projects from scratch building a basic project and adding on to it in order to connect the project to the content area they teach.


OUR PROMISE

  • Teachers will practice using various tools and materials.
  • Teachers will create projects that they can bring back to their class.
  • Teachers will discuss strategies to instill a culture of Making in their classroom.


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"Each and every time we work together I am more and more impressed with your preparation, energy and organization." -STEAM Director of NYS Public School

"The training was well received and helpful because of the reinforcement of how to specifically use robots with 20 middle schoolers." -Director of Technology Integration Independent School