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The Maker Movement: Developing a Maker Mentality across Curriculum

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The Maker Movement has started to see the creation of Makerspaces in schools and libraries all across the country. The spaces are a perfect place to support teachers exploring Project Based Learning and students who want to look into aspects of their own learning that is not covered in the traditional curriculum. While having a space is a nice place to start, there needs to be a culture shift in a school that will sustain the life of the makerspace in the long-term.

Join Nick Provenzano as he explains why the Maker Mentality is a cultural shift that needs to happen in schools and classrooms to support all stakeholders looking to break the bonds of traditional education. Focusing on the 8 aspects of The Maker Mentality; dreamer, fearless, passionate, inclusive, hacker, storyteller, artist, and trueness, Nick will explore how every teacher, administrator, and student can play a part in creating the culture needed to support student learning. Based in part on his best-selling book, The Maker Mentality, Nick will share first-hand examples of how this culture shift can take place in your school.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 5:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Administrator Resources, Learning Theories & Strategies, STEAM
Tags: admin resources, maker culture, maker mentality, makerspaces, making, PBL, Project Based Learning

Reviews (1)

Basic Member
I like the intro and the basic idea
I like his suggestion that you don't grade the projects, but, how to justify to administrators the expense and the time spent on things that aren't graded? Also, how to "share" the maker tools in a space with 40 kids? what if kids break tools or waste the materials? I feel in my class, students wasted so much materials and I was constantly digging perfectly good materials out of the trash and reminding them not to throw things away.
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