Makerspaces inspire creativity, collaboration, and community. Here students become innovators and designers in their own right. A Makerspace can be a corner within a classroom, a portable cart, a room that’s part of a school library or computer lab, or a stand-alone shop or facility.
Makerspace programs benefit the school community, increasing student engagement, empowering students, and adding to content learning, and gaining 21st-century skills.
The design and implementation of a makerspace are critical to its success. While exciting digital tools may draw students in, it's the facility for empowered learning that keeps them engaged. Makerspace leaders consider activities, training, and academic integration to be just as important as tools and materials themselves.
The Edgerton Center offers workshops for K-12 educators on learning technical and Maker skills, designing Maker projects for an academic classroom, and setting up and running a Makerspace. Check this page for upcoming workshops and descriptions.