Topic: Program Design
Opportunities and Vignettes for Library Makerspaces
This white paper was informed by the participants of the National Forum on Research and Assessment in Library Makerspaces. The focus on research and assessment in library makerspaces came about […]
Shaping Educator Learning Communities-A Quick Guide
This quick guide is produced for anyone invested in supporting teacher learning and development. Whether you’re an administrator or non-profit partner, the intention of this guide is to focus your […]
Grounded in Community: How SpectrUM Discovery Area Supports Making for Rural and Tribal Youth in Montana
This rich interview with a hands-on museum in rural Montana shines light on how to support making and learning programs for rural and tribal youth.
The Maker Educator Assessment Rubric
This rubric is designed for educators to identify where they are within stages of development along four categories of pedagogy: Goals, Planning Activities & Lessons, Planning Learning Progressions, Facilitation, and […]
Use these stakeholder cards to identify specific people or entities your community you know or would like to reach out to.
Makerspace @ the Tech cookbook
This comprehensive handbook documents maker-centered programming and activities for a drop-in museum context and includes learning goals, materials lists, set-up, facilitation tips, and more!
MakerEd’s Youth Makerspace Playbook
This comprehensive handbook for educators in any setting offers practical suggestions on finding spaces to make, outfitting spaces with tools and materials, exploring the possible educational approaches within spaces, and […]
Makers in the Library Toolkit
This robust visioning and planning toolkit offers resources for building community-driven makerspaces in library settings.
Supporting Making-Centered Experiences in Distance-Learning Contexts
This research brief captures various approaches to creating distance maker-centered learning experiences. It outlines key components of making, design considerations for access, as well as snapshots of how organizations have […]