Workshop: Making for Educators

What is a Makerspace? Why is making important to youth? Where do I start?

In DHF’s 2 day workshop, we introduce the ideas and concepts to educators on how they can create an immersive, hands-on learning environment through making. We discuss the maker’s mindset, project ideas and templates, and tips on how to build your own makerspace. You will leave with your own kit of supplies in the Makerspace Starter Kit

This workshop is eligible for credit: 1 CPD Credit through the Maryland State Department of Education

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After the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Make the case for making in education
  • Teach maker skills to youth
  • Engage youth in hands-on, creative problem solving
  • Start your own youth makerspace for any age group
  • Integrate making into your curriculum
  • Find and create highly engaging design challenges

During the workshop, you will receive:

  • An overview of the Maker Movement
  • An understanding of how making benefits youth, the maker mindset, and value of experiential learning
  • Introduction to a wide variety of beginner maker tools and materials
  • Insights and perspectives from our experience running a youth makerspace
  • Materials, tools, and prompts to complete at least 10 different hands-on maker projects
  • Project guides for these projects and many more
  • Project Starters and ideas
  • Resources for creating your own maker prompts and projects
  • Educational Resources for youth makerspaces
  • A 6-month subscription to our online Making for Educators Knowledge Port

Kit Contents – Makerspace in a Box  (a $300 value)

  • Enough supplies to get started making right away or jump-start your own makerspace
  • Supplies, tools, and materials for at least 2 each of 10 different projects + extras
  • 6-month subscription to online Making for Educators Knowledge Port

Target Audiences:

  • After-school instructors
  • Science center staff
  • Librarians
  • Classroom teachers
  • Community organizers
  • Anyone interested in facilitating a hands-on-learning makerspace experience


What Educators are Saying: 

  • “This workshop was so awesome.  I really enjoyed being able to do the projects hands on so that I was able to understand how the projects are done.”
  • “I thought this workshop was phenomenal! It gave me a lot of ideas of specific projects I can do, but it also gave me a better understanding of what a makerspace is and how I can incorporate making into what I do everyday. This was exactly what I needed to actually start a regular making program at my library. Thank you so much!”

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