Maker Ed believes that maker-centered learning presents a transformational approach to education that attends to the real and relevant needs of learners and humans. Maker education emphasizes agency, developing a sensitivity to design, empowering youth to change their worlds, increases criticality, joy, and intellect-building, and centers the identity and experiences of youth. Through a focus on making that prioritizes process and connection, we can create a cultural shift in education that centers rehumanizing, anti-racist, and culturally relevant practices.
As an organization, we offer professional development for educators, administrators, and program leaders in a variety of institutions, such as schools, museums, makerspaces, afterschool programs, libraries, and more in order to build and strengthen a network of maker educators. Our learning experience offerings range from 2 hour workshops to 12 month professional learning communities.
Our approach to professional development is intentionally designed to be experiential, where educators actively participate from the perspectives of their learners as a way to reflect on their own practice, facilitation, and design of maker-centered learning experiences. You can read more about our approach to professional development here. [link to website page]
Maker Ed has 14 workshop offerings available for organizations seeking professional learning for groups of educators. We are more than happy to personalize these offerings for your learning community or create a learning pathway with multiple workshop options. Please review our offerings below.
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