Designing Future-Proofed Maker Spaces
From tinkering labs to fabrication studios, “maker spaces” are popping up at schools worldwide. Some question if these new classrooms are a passing fad or if they represent the future of hands-on learning. Leaders in the maker ed movement from Katherine Delmar Burke School will share how they transformed 2 existing classrooms into cutting edge maker spaces over the course of a summer without a major construction project or capital campaign. Hear 9 guiding principles, grounded in student-centered learning & research-based pedagogy, that they used to create “The Makery” at Burke’s - flexible, dynamic, & ever-evolving learning spaces designed to be both relevant today & stand the test of time.
- Articulate why maker spaces are relevant to 21st century learning.
- Establish guiding principles for designing a future-proofed maker space - one that, by design, is able to meet ever-changing and evolving needs.
- Identify potential pitfalls that need to be considered in order to ensure that money is well spent developing and staffing maker spaces.
- Mike Matthews, Director of Curriculum & Innovation, Katherine Delmar Burke School
- Phil King, Director of Technology, Katherine Delmar Burke School
- Jenny Howland, Makery Facilitator & Technology Integration Specialist, Katherine Delmar Burke School
- Nayo Brooks, Teacher, Katherine Delmar Burke School
Mike Matthews, Dir of Curriculum & Innovation, Katherine Delmar Burke School
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