Join Us for a Webinar Presentation with A4LE
Learn by Doing: FabLabs, Hackerspaces, and Makerspaces
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
1:00 – 2:15 pm, EST
Philip Duffy, Director, Office of Community & Economic Development – Town of Clinton, MA
Jim Barrett, AIA, LEED AP, ALEP – DRA
John Tindall-Gibson, PhD, ALEP – DRA
Greg Smolley, AIA, APA, ALEP, LEED AP – DRA
Does your school have a Makerspace?
The Makerspace concept of a partial warehouse conversion somewhere in town where adults spend evenings working on their special projects with help from kindred spirits and shared equipment is undergoing an amazing transformation and catching fire in public schools.
Known as Fab Labs, Da Vinci Labs, Hackerspaces, or just plain Makerspaces, they are becoming irresistible places in school where students learn by doing.
Designed and equipped to meet the teaching and learning needs of young people from kindergarten to college they are properly being developed in schools in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and elsewhere.
Elementary teachers engage students in science, skill building, and engineering projects. Secondary teachers use Makerspaces to prepare students for future careers, to permit them to create products for entrepreneurial endeavors, for capstone projects, and many other objectives.
Join us as we share important considerations in designing and equipping your next Makerspace.
What you will learn:
- Participants will be able to describe four different types of Makerspaces
- Participants will be able to identify at least three educational objectives that Makerspaces are commonly used for
- Participants will follow a process for collecting essential school and community information to enable the design of highly effective Makerspaces and be able to develop a similar plan
- Participants will learn about a successful Makerspace program that engaged multiple key stakeholders from a school district, municipal government, businesses, nonprofit agencies, and local colleges; and they will be able to explain the relationships of the major constituent elements.
Register now at A4LE for this exciting webinar!