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Making Makers: Starting a Classroom MakerSpace – Marion, Massachusetts

June 22nd, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 23rd, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Making Makers: Starting a Classroom MakerSpace

Recommended for high school and middle school teachers

So, you’ve heard about MakerSpaces, the maker movement, and project-based learning but you aren’t quite sure where to start? This hands-on two-day workshop will introduce you to the tools, knowledge, and skills needed to create a MakerSpace within a classroom setting in your school.

Over the course of two days, we’ll intersperse short presentations and discussion with self-assessments and opportunities for you to get your hands dirty by trying out small maker projects. You’ll operate a laser cutter, CNC router, 3D printer, and vinyl cutter, and try your hand at building circuits with electronic components. You’ll leave with budget guidelines, purchasing and sourcing checklists, workflow diagrams, and project ideas as well as lots and lots of resources for further learning.

Learning Highlights

You’ll leave with an understanding of:
  • Why and how to leverage making and project-based learning to teach 21st century skills
  • The major tools you’ll need to furnish a makerspace and the basics of when, why, and how to operate each one
  • How to leverage the maker resources already available on your campus (be ready to reach out to maintenance, set designers, and the arts department among others)
  • How to prioritize and acquire tools incrementally based on budget, mission, and capacity
  • Low-cost/no-cost software and online tools available to help you to begin immediately to integrate making into your curriculum
  • Essential skills for maker teachers and how to get up to speed
  • Lessons learned from starting a classroom-based makerspace and building a hands-on engineering curriculum in an independent school environment

further information at: https://www.taboracademy.org/page/tabor-summer-welcome/adult-ed-making-makers-starting-a-makers-space


June 22nd, 2017 @ 8:00 am
June 23rd, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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