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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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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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adaptaility, creativity, effective communication, employability skills, hands-on learning, IDOE, life-long learners, makerspace, perserverace, problem-solving, workforce education -

There has been so much talk about 21st century skills, employability skills, and essential skills over the past two decades and their impact on student development and the economy. How are these skills developed? Why do students graduate without these essential skills and unprepared to enter the workforce? 

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