Designing and Creating Maker Spaces

Presented by: Beth Holland, EdTech Teacher and contributor to Education Week, and Douglas Kiang, teacher, author and Apple Distinguished Educator
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Most educators think robotics, 3D printing and construction when they envision maker spaces, so how does this concept fit into the curriculum? By using design thinking as a framework for instruction, our presenters explored the possibilities for students to engage in empathy, seek new problems to solve, then prototype and test their solutions. When students start to create material for a larger audience, they ultimately need a way to make their ideas into physical realities. Take a look at the pedagogy and the process to help make this happen. Topics included:

  • Discussion of the pedagogy behind the evolution of maker spaces
  • Examples of maker spaces from around the world
  • Ideas for how you can bring design thinking and making into any curriculum