By now, you've probably heard about "makerspaces" and how they're being added in schools across the country - encouraging students of all ages to explore, create, build, tinker, and experiment through hands-on learning. (For a refresher, check out our blog, "What is a Makerspace?")
STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math) learning is important to us here at VariQuest, because we know it's important to you. And a makerspace is a great solution for creating an environment conducive to this methodology - with the space being as high- or low-tech as your imagination (or funds) can reach!
As your first step, how about a free ebook, helping you consider what's necessary to build one in your school? Well, we've got that, right here for you! "How to Build a Makerspace: A Guide for Educators Striving to Build Student Success Through Hands-On Learning" will discuss...
- What is it?
- What are the advantages of having a makerspace?
- What planning is needed?
- How do I build a makerspace curriculum?
- What kind of leadership is needed?
- How can I fund my makerspace?
Makerspaces are about being creative, and thus there's no right or wrong way to build one. What's important is that your students have a space to draw, sew, hammer, build, or program - but above all, expand their horizons!
So let us help you get started down the path to creating a makerspace in your school. Download our "How to Build a Makerspace" eBook to learn more about planning, designing, and building curriculum for your very own!