What is a Makerspace in Education?
A makerspace is where students come together to build, tinker, explore, and invent. Makerspaces create lasting meaning, foster innovation, and make a positive impact.
A makerspace is not defined by the tools available or the size of the actual space but by the pedagogy involved in enabling students to innovate and create. Best practice is to design maker opportunities that align to curriculum, define the objective/intent, but do not confine creativity or choreograph the outcome. The most critical factor in a successful, sustainable makerspace is implementation of the learning culture and community.
Why attend MakerHappen workshops?
MakerHappen is designed to support all teachers, librarians, and administrators in the understanding and implementation of educational MakerSpace. We provide information and coaching support for creation, content building, formative assessment through feedback, and more. Workshops are designed around the 4 L’s (Location, Leading, Letting Go, Learning). All participants will receive a copy of MakerHappen: An Educator’s guide to MakerSpace in the Classroom. Learning is hands-on and provides authentic experiences for participants to immediately take back and implement. We offer tools to help engage your students, scaffold the learning process, and keep you organized.
Join us, and let’s MakerHappen!
Need some job embedded support to implement makerspace at your campus? We are available to serve you in the coaching capacity as well. Reach out to us below for more information.
|Sign up for the workshop and receive the book for free or purchase it through the ESC 13 product store.|