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MAKER CULTURE

Learning through Making requires learners to investigate, inquire, and decide how to remix information and materials to create something new. From the classroom to the boardroom, a maker culture is a culture of creative expertise, inventive thinking, and effective problem solving. As the Internet of Things extends our human capacity to remake and reconceptualize our environments and how we interact with them, learning and thinking like a Maker become increasingly relevant and valuable. Please visit www.makerlearning.org for more information.

GROWING CULTURE & PRACTICES

  • Accelerating a Maker Culture – we support schools to strategically plan to create a successful maker culture.
  • Prototyping – we support schools to learn from Making and Tinkering with prototypes.
  • Professional Development – we provide professional development that supports learning and thinking through Making.
  • Materials & Events – we provide professional development that enables schools to source and manage materials as well as plan successful Maker events.

Curriculum Integration

  • STEM and STEAM – we provide support and guidance for leveraging Making for enhancing STEM and STEAM learning.
  • Programming – we provide support and guidance for bringing Making and programming into the classroom.
  • Self-Directed Learning – we have created practices that can be adapted to support self-directed learning through Making.
  • Real-World Application and Entrepreneurship – we provide support for schools to enable students to use Making and Entrepreneurship to solve real-world problems.

ASSESSING IMPACT

We support schools to assess:

  • Student Learning during making
  • Student Growth and development
  • Professional Development needs and planning
  • School impact of a Making culture

MAKER EDUCATOR CERTIFICATE

The Maker Educator Certificate is for classroom teachers, science teachers, learning specialists and school leaders who want to learn how to establish Making and Tinkering as a powerful philosophy, pedagodgy and practice in their classrooms and schools. Read More