Developing a Culture of Making

Creating Conditions for Success

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A makerspace will only be successful if a culture of making is developed within a school building. Culture is crucial to the atmosphere of a building because it ignites curiosity and creates a united vision among the staff. How is that achievable? Where does someone even begin this process? Within this course, participants will be presented with several essential questions that serve as a guide toward creating a Maker Culture within a school building. Throughout the duration of the course, participants will work through self-paced segments to explore essential questions that will result in a detailed plan of action for the targeted building. While moving through the learning segments, those involved in this professional development will complete a template outlining their action plan to provide a focused approach to building a culture of makers. As participants encounter each segment and the essential questions within those segments, they will be provided with considerations and examples to guide their learning.

You Will Learn How to:

  • Choose, select, and collaborate with an effective makerspace team
  • Select the resources necessary to deepen understanding of makerspace theory
  • Network with other surrounding makerspaces
  • Explore grant opportunities to fund a makerspace
  • Create a professional development plan for staff members
  • Introduce and engage students to makerspace activities

Who should enroll?

  • PK-12 classroom teachers
  • School library media specialists/librarians
  • STEM educators
  • Tech integration teachers
  • Educational technology teachers
  • School leaders
  • All educational stakeholders
  • Those who don't have a makerspace, but want one
  • Those who do have makerspace, but are looking to improve theirs

What you get

  • ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, SELF-PACED PD- you purchase the course and it is yours forever to complete when you are able to
  • A template that outlines an action plan to build a culture of makers within your building
  • Over 1 hour of multimedia content
  • Printable resources to use to help guide you through the process of developing a culture of making

Your Instructor

Rebecca Levine
Rebecca Levine

Rebecca Levine is an educator in Northeast Ohio with a specialty in Middle School education. She has taught English Language Arts and Social Studies to 6th and 8th grade students. Currently, she is in her second year as an Instructional Coach at Ridge Middle School in Mentor, Ohio and is documenting her experiences through her blog, Making Sense of the Makerspace. She began her makerspace journey two years ago through leading the development of a makerspace within her building. Throughout this process, she has networked with other makerspaces in the Northeast Ohio area, written and received grants, and organized a makerspace. Her journey continues as she plans and implements professional development for her teaching staff while introducing students to makerspace to inspire student leadership at Ridge Middle School.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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