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.
In this course, participants will have the opportunity to:
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:
Instructor: Kathy Smith