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.
Visit K12maker.mit.edu for additional resources.
Useful tips and ideas for Making in K-12 classrooms
Schedules of Professional Development workshops and other opportunities
Links to our latest online Maker/STEM project plans and tutorials
News of conferences and events with a Maker focus