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


TBD (no dates currently scheduled)

This 5-day workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of curriculum development and integration within makerspaces and educational fab labs. Using the FabLearn approach to maker education, the course deeply integrates theory and practice, addressing inquiry-driven, project-based learning in makerspaces and digital fabrication settings, as well as issues such as assessment and integration into broader school goals.

Over the course of the week, participants will develop a curriculum unit ready to implement in their school settings.

Who should attend:
Teachers, school leaders, and maker education facilitators interested in integrating maker education into their schools. Teams of educators/administrators are highly encouraged to attend together.

Strategic Planning, Design and Implementation of Educational Makerspace Programs


TBD (no dates currently scheduled )

This 5-day 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.


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Please note these are professional development classes open to the general public and do not grant Columbia University degree program academic credit.

Diana Lynne Ibarra

I came away with great strategies that I’ll take back and implement quickly into my school.Diana Lynne Ibarra
Independent Schools Foundation Academy
Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Steven Willis
It’s the best training I have ever attended.Steven Willis
Chicago Youth Centers
Chicago, USA

Valdenice Minatel

I really believe the ideas we discussed and practices we had this week can transform people, schools and the world.
Valdenice Minatel
Colégio Dante Alighieri
São Paulo, Brazil