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A MakerSpace Buildout: Lessons Learned from Year 1

Participate and share

Participate and share : Poster

Monday, June 24, 8:00–10:00 am
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 43

Dr. Rebecca Kreider  
experience our Innovation & Design and Digital Development curriculum and the cutting-edge spaces where they are taught. Our makerSpace and digital development lab provide modular spaces for students to excel. We'll share pictures, curriculum documents and student examplars, answer all your questions.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Teachers, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: TinkerCad and Storyboardthat are two digital development tools discussed in the Poster Session. Both do not need to be downloaded and I will have directions available on how to acess the sites.

MakerBot Print would need to be installed if they wanted to get more indepth.

Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Maker activities and programs
Grade level: 6-8
Subject area: STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Pursue professional interests by creating and actively participating in local and global learning networks.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
  • Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.
Related exhibitors: XYZPrinting , TeacherGeek Inc , littleBits , Autodesk Tinkercad , BrainPOP , Future Ready Schools , MakerBot 3D Printers , Makey Makey , New Jersey City University-Educational Technology Department

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The objective of this poster presentation is to share knowledge and experiences in building out a new MakerSpace, the designing of the courses taught, and lessons learned along the way.

Participants will be able to trace the process from design to inception, ask pertinent questions, review curriculum and lesson plans, and see student exemplars.

I will a laptop running with videos of MakerSpace activities, photos of furniture layout, and 3D models produced by students.

Supporting research

The Horizon Report K-12 identifies an important development in educational technology as MakerSpaces. The time to adoption is one year less so I would love to help other educators realize the significance of implementing a MakerSpace.

Our newest curriculum, Innovation and Design, supports the Horizon's report stating that a key trend in accelerating technology adoption is advancing cultures in innovation. Even though this timeline is five or more years, I believe the two can be accomplished simultaneously.

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Dr. Rebecca Kreider, Mount Olive Township School District

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