Join our community of makers and get your students excited about learning. We offer virtual and in-person workshops in addition to many free resources to get you started on a Maker project in your classroom.

Makerspaces nurture creativity, collaboration, and community. As Makers, students can become innovators and designers in their own right. They learn creative habits, use new tools, and develop new skills. While exciting digital tools may draw students in, it's the power to learn and create that keeps them engaged. The design and implementation of a Makerspace is critical to its success. An effective Makerspace leader knows that projects, training, community, and academic integration are just as important as tools and materials. That's why the K-12 Maker workshop team is here to help. Our workshop team is made up of experienced educators who have taught in both formal classrooms and informal out-of-school-time settings. 

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Workshops

We offer two kinds of professional development experiences for K-12 educators on learning technical and Maker skills, designing Maker projects for an academic classroom, and setting up and running a Makerspace. 

  • Master Making in the Classroom - Workshop series for experienced and new Makers.
  • K-12 Maker Skills Workshops - spend a day learning tried-and-true ways to set up your school’s Makerspace, design high-impact Maker projects, or use Maker technologies, including 3-D printers, laser/vinyl cutters, electronics, and physical computing.

Free Lessons

A number of our projects can be found at Instructables.com for you to re-create in your classroom.

Join our community of Makers

With the modern Maker movement sweeping the educational landscape, we invite K-12 educators to join our community of Makers. Send us a message at k12maker@mit.edu or visit our website, k12maker.mit.edu, for free resources for K-12 educators setting up, operating and enjoying Makerspaces.