Strategic Planning, Design and Implementation of Educational Makerspace Programs

Class Name: Strategic Planning, Design and Implementation of Educational Makerspace Programs

Dates: September 5th-9th

Location: Stanford University Campus, Graduate School of Education.

Overview: This 5-day, full-time class provides comprehensive training for strategic planning, design, and implementation of educational makerspace and fablab programs, using the FabLearn approach to K-12 STEAM project-based education. It includes topics on learning sciences theory, instructional methodologies and pedagogy, educational makerspace implementation, research practices, assessment of maker-based learning, curriculum-building, and digital fabrication tools.

During the 5-day program, participants will be guided in developing their own unique maker education deployment, training, curriculum and assessment plans tailored to organization and country-specific needs and strategies.

Who Should Attend

This class is designed for educational leaders who strive to systematically integrate the principles of constructionism and maker education into formal and informal learning spaces. It is specifically designed for educators, policy makers, directors of maker programs, and educational administrators who are charged with planning and implementation of maker education programs within their organizations, districts or states regardless of size or country; and with responsibility for strategic planning, development, curriculum design and support training for project-based learning environments.

Valdenice Minatel

I really believe the ideas we discussed and practices we had this week can transform people, schools and the world!
<span class="su-quote-cite">Valdenice Minatel<br /> Colégio Dante Alighieri<br /> São Paulo, Brazil</span>


Diana Lynne Ibarra

I came away with great strategies that I’ll take back and implement quickly into my school.<span class="su-quote-cite">Diana Lynne Ibarra<br /> Independent Schools Foundation Academy<br /> Pokfulam, Hong Kong</span>


Class Schedule

9:00am - 10:30amOVERVIEW
FabLearn Principles
School Observations
Scaling Education Innovation
Constructionist Maker Assessment
10:30am - 11:00amBREAKBREAK
11:00am - 12:30pmTOOLS
Lab Activity
Constuctionism & Papert
Research Methods
12:30pm - 1:30pmLUNCH
1:30pm - 3:00pmTHEORY
School Observations Debrief
Pilot Implementation Case Study
Tool Selection Criteria
3:00pm - 3:30pmBREAK


STEM Teaching for the 21st Century: From Learning Targets to Curricular Units

Class Name: STEM Teaching for the 21st Century: From Learning Targets to Curricular Units

Dates: upcoming

Location: Stanford University Campus, Graduate School of Education.

Overview: coming soon

Herbert Lima
My main goal was to take ownership of the FabLearn methodology so it can be applied to science education and the development of a new science curriculum for the municipality of Sobral, Brazil.<span class="su-quote-cite">Herbert Lima<br /> Secretary of Education<br /> Sobral, Brazil</span>

Workshop Registration:

To register, contact fablearn_program@stanford.edu for cost, space availability and registration information.

Please note that this a professional development class open to the general public and does not grant Stanford University degree program academic credit.

To receive information about future training classes, please register for the FabLearn mailing list here.

Steven Willis

It’s the best training I have ever attended!<span class="su-quote-cite">Steven Willis<br /> Chicago Youth Centers<br /> Chicago, USA</span>