This Tufts University’s CEEO Summer Makerspace Workshop is designed for educators, school administrators, librarians, or anyone else from formal and informal settings with a desire to learn more about makerspaces, from design conception, to understanding the tools within them, and how to cultivate a collaborative “maker” culture within their own space. While makerspaces have great potential for exposing students to unique opportunities in creative problem-solving, hands-on projects, and teamwork, the creation and utilization of such spaces is no simple task!
During this workshop educators will get: - hands-on experiences through design using various tools, - resources to help build confidence in these unique learning environments, - an understanding of what is desirable for a variety of settings and age groups from elementary to high school, and informal to formal settings, and - the opportunity to discuss implementation with fellow educators across disciplines so that you can apply space design, tools, and project ideas in your own schools.
No previous experience with makerspaces or tools is required, although participants are expected to contribute to group discussions and projects! We will also provide training on tools including the laser cutter, 3D printers, and EV3 robotics. Hands-on activities may include 3D prototyping with the laser cutter (using Adobe software) and EV3 design challenges
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