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education, employability skills, hands-on learning, makerspace, professional development, project-based learning -

Our Maker Manager Program is a cohort of Maker Managers, STEM teachers, and district leaders looking to develop a culture of making in their district. This 9-month course meets once a month and is a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning around the topics of makerspace safety, maker curricular design and theory (PBL, inquiry-based learning), tools and equipment, assessment, and creating a culture of making and innovation throughout your school building or district. All topics discussed will be applied throughout the year, and the course culminates in a Maker Manager Certification from 1st Maker Space.

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computer science, education, IPS, professional development, wonder workshop -

This week the team at 1st Maker Space led one of the most innovative professional development experiences I have had an opportunity to be a part of. Teachers at Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) embraced #CSforIPS this week and jumped into computer science with Dash, Dot, and Cue from Wonder Workshop. Like many professional development workshops this summer, our team worked to create a digital professional development experience for the Computer Science Champions. Each IPS Computer Science Champion received a Dash Home Learning Bundle to complete the professional development at home, and we created a course that blended synchronous and asynchronous...

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Build-a-Boat, Dash Robot, DIMI, education, employability skills, hands-on learning, problem-solving, project-based learning, TPFY, wonder workshop -

Summer is a time where students can explore their interests in learning. What do you want your own child to learn about? What do you want to explore for your classroom for 2020? The Summer of Making is on, and we have fresh ideas to keep you making all summer long!

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archimedes, education, eureka -

How do we create moments where students cannot wait to share what they have learned? Archimedes may have been up to something.

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Academic Standards, education, employability skills, maker culture, makerspace, making, PBL, tinkering -

The making that occurs in a makerspace exists on a spectrum.  Beyond the normal questions about cost, professional development and makerspace design, we get asked ‘what will students do?’ That is where the Spectrum of Making comes into play.

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