Get inspired and ready to lead Maker projects in any K-12 classroom, for any academic content area - register here
Master Making in the Classroomis a professional development opportunity for educators seeking to integrate Maker tools and habits into any K-12 classroom, for any academic content area. The workshops were developed at the MIT Edgerton Center, are led by Edgerton Center staff, and are held in our lab/Makerspace in the heart of the MIT campus.
Objectives: Participants will get the skills they need to be confident, inspired, and ready to lead Maker projects.
Who should attend: Any educators seeking to integrate Maker tools and habits into any K-12 classroom, for any academic content area. This course is designed for educators who lead Maker efforts in their schools by coaching or collaborating with other teachers to carry out Maker projects - e.g. Technology Integration Specialists, STEM Coordinators, and Makerspace Coordinators. A dedicated Makerspace is not required, as long as tools and materials will be available to students in their classrooms.
“Master Making in the Classroom” is limited to 20 participants, and 3 per school district.
Schedule: Participants will meet for 4 days throughout the fall, from 8:30-2:30, beginning with a 2-day intensive and continuing with monthly follow-up meetings for reflection, revision, and creative exchange:
Thursday, 10/10/19 and Thursday 10/17/19: 2-day intensive into project design and facilitation strategies
Thursday 11/7/19 and Thursday 12/5/19: follow-up meetings
Master our Maker Methodology and the mindset embedded in it.Learn to use our Maker project design tools and practices for your own classroom, as well as coaching and supporting other educators in your community.
Design engaging Maker projects.Draw inspiration from successful project samples, and create prototypes in our well-stocked Makerspace
Put together your own project outlines and daily plans. Our tools will get you started and highlight key practices for facilitating Maker Projects.
Get answers to questions about Maker technologies.The course leaders have extensive experience with Maker tools and materials and are easily reachable by email.
Join an enthusiastic Community of Practice. Participating educators will have regular on-line communication to share experiences, ideas, and resources, and support each other as Master Makers during the MMC experience and moving forward.
Build capacity in your district - participants can refer colleagues to our day-long Maker skills workshops with a 20% discount during the 2019-2020 school year.
What past participants say about their Master Making experience:
"I gained so much from the ability to brainstorm projects and share knowledge with fellow makers through this course... It is also wonderful to continue to have the community available via e-mail for any questions or concerns. "
"I always came back [to school] with ideas to think about which developed over time to actual projects."
"I am better able to assist teachers in setting realistic goals for projects given time constraints, resources, expectations..."
"I am more organized and share documentation with the collaborative teachers to keep the original vision and timeline intact."
"Just knowing that I have a network of support has increased my confidence."
"I have a system in place for assisting teachers with planning and assessment and helping students to execute projects."
"...a real game changer in terms of pushing lessons into new places, and allowed for some really great collaborative ideas..."