Whether your school has already set up its Makerspace and wants to develop it further or is considering setting one up, this article in EdSurge by Parker Thomas a school consultant is a helpful guide.
Three points stand out to us:
- Start with the learning outcomes: “Define the skills, knowledge and habits that kids will learn or develop in your space.”
- Develop a community: “Define the culture for the space.”
- Make it cross-curricular: “Based on the culture and the desired skills, knowledge and abilities, determine appropriate integration points in the rest of your curriculum and the life of the school.”
While you are setting up your Makerspace, start engaging your students with a free Makerspace Empowerment Program Kit from Particle!