Maker Education Training and Resources

The Maker Movement is a relatively new trend based on old school traditions in which the philosophy of doing, building, and creating prevails over justimage wood shop industrial revolution simply buying. Instead the Maker Culture encourages individuals to be creative, and create their own devices, toys, etc.  The impulse to create, design, and make things is an innate characteristic within humans, as can be seen as far back as the Stone Age, where individuals used materials from their environment to make tools for solving the problems they were faced with. However, the Maker Movement is not simply about making, it’s more about making meaning out of materials. Makerspaces, Fab Labs, Hackerspaces and the like are popping up everywhere worldwide, from large spaces to “pop-up” mobile makerspaces they can be found in school libraries, public libraries, museums, storefronts, and beyond. So exactly what is a Makerspace, Fab Lab, Hackerspace and the like? These spaces are places where individuals can be creative, explore, discover, design, build, create, and communicate and collaborate with others. Quite simply put these spaces are providing the type of learning environment that cultivates and strengthens 21st Century skills:

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Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Communication, and

Collaboration

Makerspaces and the like may be designed for specific age audiences or they may be open to all ages from preschoolers to Senior Citzens. These spaces may contain a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines, soldering irons, sewing machines, electronic kits, arts and crafts supplies, household tools, audio and visual equipment, computers, wood cutting tools, recyclable materials for building such as cardboard, and more… What a Makerspace contains, and what it has the ability to promote is endless. There are no limitations aside from budgets, and the creative minds who establish the space, and those that frequent that space.

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Educational Makerspaces (EM) and maker education (ME) have the potential to transform education both in formal and informal learning environments. Makerspaces within school settings provide a learning environment that promotes 21st Century skills, is aligned with the learning goals of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Additionally, Makerspaces and the like are aligned with President Obama’s Nation of Makers Initiative Digital Promise and Maker Ed have launched “Maker Promise“.

If your school, public library or organization is considering diving into the Maker Movement the following are great resources for helping you in your research to design, build, and sustain your Makerspace, Fab Lab, Hackerspace, etc.

Maker Ed Resources

Makerspace Playbook (free PDF download)

Maker Ed

Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America’s Future

Makers: The New Industrial Revolution – book by Chris Anderson

Maker: Documentary movie on Makers

Makerspaces Worldwide (list)

Fab Labs

Tinkering: Kids Learn by Making Stuff – book by Curt Gabrielson

The Art of Tinkering book by Karen Wilkinson & Mike Petrich

CTE Makeover Change (grants for Makerspaces)

http://showmelibrarian.blogspot.com/p/all-things-steam.html

http://www.makerflorida.org/find-a-hackerspace-or-makerspace/

Creating a School Library Makerspace: The Beginning of a Journey

Libraries and Makerspaces

A Librarian’s Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources

YALSA Makerspace Guide

The Library as Incubator Project

YALSA Blog

3 Key Qualities for a School Makerspace   – Article in Makezine by Parker Thomas.

Digital Promise

Educate to Innovate Maker Promise

National Science Teachers Association

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

International Society for Technology in Education

American Society for Engineering Education

Invent to Learn

Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners– book by Richhart, Church, & Morrison.

Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World – book by Tony Wagner.

Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative – book by Sir Ken Robinson.

Beautiful Stuff! Learning with Found Materials– book by Cathy Weisman Topal and Lealla Gandini

Maker Dad – book by Mark Frauenfelder

Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide For Little Inventors -book by Rachelle Doorley.

Designs for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments book by Deb Curtis and Margie Carter

Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children– book by  by Lisa Daly Miriam Beloglovsky

If your school, library, or organization is in need of  “Maker Ed, Makerspace” professional staff development in the form of workshops, institutes, keynotes, conference breakouts, etc. Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski has designed a series of Maker Movement/ Maker Education/ Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM),  and STEAM (add the Arts to STEM) training/workshop sessions that will help you to create a maker mindset within your school or public library, as well as establishing and sustaining your Makerspace. Workshops are: aligned with AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner, hands-on-minds-on, engaging, incorporate 21st Century skills and Design Thinking, Engineering Design Process, and use affordable and user-friendly forms of technology. Workshops are available throughout the nation and world, year-round, including weekends. Additionally, Diana can custom-design a “Maker” session that fits the specific goals of your institution.   Contact Diana on the Contact Page to discuss your training needs, and get a quote.

Maker Ed & Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Trainings

 Building Maker Mindsets and Culture Through Makerspaces Introductory Workshop (school and public library settings +)

Digging Deeper into Makerspaces  (school and public library settings +)

Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Practices and Content (school and public library settings +)

The Young Child as a Tinkerer and Maker (school and public library settings +)

Introduction to the Engineering Design Process (school and public library settings)

Implementing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Practices and Content On A Shoestring Budget (school and public library settings)

Trainings to prepare library staff for 2018-2019 Collaborative Summer Library Programs™

Bring Diana to your Library to conduct one day sessions for the staff to prepare them for future CSLP™ programs. Trainings will be engaging, hands-on and will incorporate 21st Century skills, engineering, Design Thinking and MakerEd

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Click on the following link for detailed Maker Ed and STEM professional staff development for schools and public libraries. STEM & Makerspace Professional Staff Development for Librarians

Consultant fees per day range from $1,400.00-$2,000.00. Travel fees including: air, auto, hotel, meals, local transport are in addition to the daily consultant fee. Consultant fee is discounted for multiple-day sessions. 

*Out of U.S.A.  consultant fees are based on: geographical location, local economy, budget, etc. contact Diana for a quote.

Client prints training manual which is sent 2 weeks prior to the training in PDF format.

Clients may be asked to supply equipment and/or materials that the consultant is unable to transport due to flight/luggage restrictions.

Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski requires a large room to conduct the trainings, with access to tables, water, LCD projector, screen, and multiple electrical outlets.

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The following video provides snippets from a 2 hour introduction to “Building Maker Mindsets and Culture Through Makerspaces” Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski conducted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X8VRFlb2c8