Get inspired and ready to lead Maker projects in any K-12 classroom, for any academic content area - register here
Master Making in the Classroom is 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. The program is now being offered in-person and online simultaneously. Those on site will use the MIT shop tools, remote participants will be advised of the tools in advance and will have access to all activities. Participants in this program, AND their in-district colleagues are entitled to a 20% discount off of the Maker Skills Workshops. We hope this makes it easier for you to build Maker skills in your school, changes how your school uses its Makerspaces, and see that the Maker culture takes hold!
Objectives: Participants will get the skills they need to be confident, inspired, and ready to lead Maker projects.
Who should attend: 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. We highly recommend coming in with some Maker experience. Learn and practice with a variety of Maker tools at our day-long Maker Skills workshops.
Master Making in the Classroom is limited to 20 in-person participants, and 20 remote participants.
Fall 2021, 10 week program Meeting dates listed below. Each class meets for a full day from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm with a 45-minute break for lunch.
Tuesdays, Sept. 28, and Oct. 5: Intensive training in Maker project design and facilitation strategies
Wednesday, Nov. 3:training on assessment, coaching on projects and facilitation, reflection, and creative exchange
Wednesday, Dec. 1: training, coaching, reflection, discussion, + planning to establish a Maker culture in your school
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 2021-2022 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..."