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Make Yourself into a Maker - Makerspace: Builds 1-3

This course will help educators build the start of an ongoing series of different projects and themes to use in any makerspace grades K-12! This course is just a little bit about why you need a makerspace, but more important we will be focusing on the what and how behind turning any space into a makerspace. In each PD session you will build a new tool to support making in your school, library, or any other youth focused makerspace.

We will examine 5 questions about makerspaces and dive into the importance of focusing on the culture of a makerspace. Additionally, the audience will undergo a build, play, and share cycle through a hands on immersive challenge to experience the culture of learning. Students will learn how to apply these ideas into any classroom and school to make it work in any setting.

This class is built on the premise that we donít talk about the ideas, we make the ideas. You canít buy a Makerspace; you have to make one. Come ready to build, tinker, create, and construct the ideas that you can turn around and use in your makerspace tomorrow. You will walk away with enough ideas to last you a few months until the next session is available.

More important, the PD is designed to help create a cohort of lifelong learners to help one another when you head back to your school. The course is designed to provide the platforms to help you realize you are not alone and we can support each other along the way.

Course Syllabus

Instructor: Aaron Maurer

Session 7508
Dates: 8/30/18, 8/31/18 @ 8:30-3:30; 4 additional hours of 1:1 training TBD
Location: MBAEA, Bettendorf
Registration closes 8/19/18.

$95 materials fee for all participants
includes a Maker Kit of materials and the book The Space
$35 1 Relicensure credit
no additional cost for audit

If your school district is paying the materials and the credit fees are to be paid personally, please register and enter the PO number. You will then need to contact the Staff Dev. Dept. to make the payment for credit with a credit/debit card, personal check or cash prior to the start date.


For more information, contact Betsy Justis at 1-563-344-6481, 1-800-947-2329 extension 6481, or email .

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