Whether you are building your first Makerspace, or looking for ways to improve your existing space, we have professional development activities that can help.
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. We offer two kinds of professional development experiences to help educators engage their students with Making.
The Edgerton Student Project Lab is the home to our workshops - - a space designed to provide inspiration and promote inquiry, while encouraging community and collaboration. Tools and materials are available to support projects that involve combinations of mechanical, electronic, artistic, and musical elements. The K-12 Maker team at the Edgerton Center offers workshops to help K-12 educators integrate a Maker mindset and a technology skillset into the classroom, no matter what subject they're teaching.
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.
For those with some prior Making experience, this series will put educators together in a community of Makers, while bolstering skills and curricular connections. Learn More.