EDUO 9871: Implementing a Maker Space in Your School

Instructor: Kathy Smith

Participants in this course will evaluate and analyze the rationale for integrating creativity and innovation in education and then work through a systematic process to design and implement a Maker Space in their school. Maker Spaces promote learning through tinkering and creating and are as unique and diverse as the learners themselves. A mixture of arts and crafts, science, and technology with creativity, innovation and play, they are fast becoming a critical part of every school, especially school libraries.

Course Objectives

In this course, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • gain a better awareness and understanding of the importance of integrating creativity and innovation in education
  • gain a better awareness and understanding of the process and challenges of designing and implementing a Maker Space
  • implement a Maker Space in their school

Course Relation to CCS or other Professional Standards

Maker Spaces by their very diverse and creative construct are designed to encourage unexpected outcomes. They can also be designed to include curricular activities that are specifically guided by and align with the following standards:

  • CCSS
    • problem-solving
    • critical thinking
    • problem identification
    • effective communication of ideas
    • evaluation and refinement of creative ideas
  • ISTE
    • empowered learner
    • digital citizen
    • knowledge constructor
    • innovative designer
    • computational thinker
    • creative communicator
    • global collaborator

 

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Instructor: Kathy Smith