Maker Spaces in Education: Getting Started

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Spaces in Education

Concept by: Alessandro Pumpo

Description

This course aims to give participants a deeper understanding of what makerspaces are and how makerspaces can be used in schools to support teaching.  This course is also designed to help teachers come up with projects and ideas of which maker space ideas could fit into their school’s curriculum as well as help them to understand which resources they would need to create a low-cost maker space at school. 

Makerspaces are a place in which students can experiment and create things in schools, and is a combination between science lab, woodshop, computer lab and art room. Makerspaces  allow students creative ways to design, experiment, build and invent as they engage in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) courses. Makerspaces are a great way for students to experiment with their school’s curriculum and develop real-world skills at the same time.  

By the end of this course, participants will have a better understanding of what makerspaces are and will be able to create a low-cost makerspace in their school that is aligned to their own school’s curriculum.

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of what maker spaces are and the goals/disciplines involved in them;
  • Dig into the technologies and resources surrounding maker spaces and how to source materials and resources;
  • Integrate maker spaces into the curriculum and lesson plans;
  • Immerse your classroom and school into the maker space community and staying connected;
  • Explore design thinking, genius hour and PBL frameworks that enhance maker spaces;
  • Use maker spaces to enhance student projects and portfolios and assessing maker space projects.

Target audience

  • Teachers: primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs;
  • Teacher trainers;
  • Careers officers;
  • Headteachers;
  • Principals;
  • Managers of schools/organisations offering adult education.

Head teacher of School Innovation Courses: Alessandro Pumpo

Do you want to take more than one course? Build your own 2-week Course!

Is there any doubt you want to clarify? Contact us (teachertraining@europass.it or by Facebook); we will try to answer all your questions as soon as possible.

Specifics

  • Lessons: classes will take place in the Morning (9:00 – 13:45) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45).
  • Activities: if not otherwise specified all courses includes at least one guided city tour and one full-day excursion (usuallly on Saturday).
  • Price: 480€

Next courses in Barcelona

  • 18-23 November 2019
  • 16-21 December 2019
  • 20-25 January 2020
  • 17-22 February 2020
  • 16-21 March 2020
  • 20-25 April 2020
  • 18-23 May 2020
  • 15-20 June 2020
  • 20-25 July 2020
  • 17-22 August 2020
  • 21-26 September 2020
  • 19-24 October 2020

Next courses in Berlin

  • 4-9 November 2019
  • 21-26 November 2019
  • 2-7 December 2019
  • 6-11 January 2020
  • 3-8 February 2020
  • 2-7 March 2020
  • 6-11 April 2020
  • 4-9 May 2020
  • 1-6 June 2020
  • 6-11 July 2020
  • 3-8 August 2020
  • 7-12 September 2020

Not a EU teacher? This course is for you too!

Although our courses are designed with the European Union Erasmus + program in mind, they are also open to teachers from all non-E.U. countries. Over the last few years we have welcomed increasing numbers of teachers from the USA and Japan, among others.

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