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Making Spaces Hub @ Maker Ed

The Hub @ Maker Ed is based in Oakland, CA and is supporting a few local schools as well as acting as a virtual Hub for schools in regions without a current Making Spaces Hub.

Applications for Making SpacesĀ are now closed.

In partnership with Maker Ed selected schools will:

  • Participate in ongoing professional development with Maker Ed
    • At least one teacher and one administrator must participate in professional development workshops and project meetings
  • Design and implement a maker-related education opportunity or space in your school
  • Create and launch a crowdfunding campaign to fund your project or space
  • Implement making as a learning process at your school
  • Engage with other educators through meetings and professional development workshops
  • Contribute to research and evaluation efforts to share this work with the field

Schools will receive:

  • A stipend of at least $500 to support this initiative
  • Training and support from Maker Ed and CMP through Google Hangouts and online Maker Ed modules
  • A Toolkit of Resources to support the development of your vision and crowdfunding campaign
  • Connection to a nation-wide community of maker educators
  • A new approach to partnership and revenue for professional development and related services for schools and educational partners
  • Visibility in a national effort that has drawn attention from the White House

Program Timeline:

  • Fall-Winter 2016 – Hubs and schools begin visioning and crowdfunding efforts
  • Winter-Spring 2017 – Schools successfully launch fundraising campaigns
  • Spring-Summer 2017 – Schools begin work to plan and implement their makerspace/programs
  • 2017-2018 School Year – Hubs support schools in implementing their makerspace/programs