Strategic Planning, Design and Implementation of Educational Makerspace Programs
February 11-15, 2019. Columbia University, New York City, NY, USA.
April 22-26, 2019, Palo Alto, California, USA.
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.
Sample schedules (may not reflect future sessions)
STEM Teaching for the 21st Century: From Learning Targets to Curricular Units
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.
Sample schedule (may not reflect future sessions)
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Please note these are professional development classes open to the general public and do not grant Stanford University degree program academic credit.
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