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Project-Based Learning and Makerspaces Across the Curriculum

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Listen and learn : Lecture

Monday, June 24, 10:00–11:00 am
Location: Nutter Theater: Level 1

Nicholas Provenzano  
The Maker Movement has started to spread across the country, but many educators think makerspaces are for STEM only. We'll share first-hand experience of integrating project-based learning to help all content areas use makerspaces to support student learning.

Audience: Teachers, Principals/head teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Maker activities and programs
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.
For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand, Session will be simulcast live

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The session will explain how technology can support Project Based Learning in the classroom and how a Makerspace can allow teachers to expand their lessons to allow for diverse creations from students to demonstrate understanding of the content covered across the curriculum.

Tools in a makerspace will be discussed and will include, but not be limited to, cardboard, 3D printers, duct tape, laser cuttters, Play-Doh, and much, much more.

Teachers will walk out of the session feeling much more comfortable using their school's makerspace or excited to start the conversation about creating a makerspace in their own school.


What is PBL?

What is a Makerspace?

How can the two be connected?

How can all content areas get the most out of PBL and Makerspaces?

Example projects from across curricular areas.

Resources to support further learning on the subject of PBL and Makerspaces.

Supporting research

Your Starter Guide to Makerspaces
The Maker Mentality
Invent to Learn - ASCD on PBL

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Nicholas Provenzano, University Liggett School

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