Specifications include, but are not limited to: Maker education and makerspaces have gained traction in every type of school, from colleges and
universities to public, independent, and charter K12 schools across our region. In the Spring of 2020,
SMSP will engage a cohort of approximately 30 educators from our partnering K-12 schools and
districts who have established or are establishing a makerspace (and/or has a desire to bring Maker
Education to their campuses), to support them in learning how to implement this new way of teaching
and learning so that it meets its fullest potential.
The lead contractor will design and facilitate a series of workshops and coaching experiences for
participants that are responsive to the needs of the group, as they pertain to 1) the visioning, design,
and equitable utilization of new makerspaces, and 2) best practices and pedagogical supports needed
to help instructors in school-based makerspaces maximize the impact of maker-based learning to
enhance standards-based instruction. This series of discussions and workshops will empower
participants to build school cultures around maker-based education that incorporates the values and
skills engendered by maker-based education, addresses established learning targets and curricula,
and actively ensures equity of access to all learners.