Educator experiences include hands-on exploration of maker education, thoughtful discussions and collaboration with other educators.

in-person professional development

Maker Educator Boot Camp

Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lunch and parking provided

$900 per educator, with discounted pricing ($750) for additional participants from the same institution.
Act 48 hours provided

Ticketing coming soon!

the bootcamp experience

What is “making,” what constitutes a “makerspace” and why does making matter? Join museum professionals in a four-day immersive maker experience where you are the learner. Examine the value and importance of making in education by experiencing it for yourself.

Participate in hands-on making, engage with other educators and explore MAKESHOP’s Principles of Practice and other research-based tools and strategies. Whether you are an experienced educator, maker expert, new to teaching/makerspaces or anywhere in between, this professional development experience will offer insight into the people, processes, tools and materials necessary to cultivate maker-centered learning for any space, formal or informal.

We recommend attending with another representative of your institution, be it a teacher, librarian or administrator, so you can support each other’s efforts and implementations beyond Boot Camp.

Join us to MAKE some MAGIC!

Virtual professional development

There are no virtual professional development opportunities scheduled at this time.

educator resources

making a difference educator guide

This program explores how empowerment through making can be translated to other challenges that students face, specifically within the realm of injustice and inequity.  Read and download the PDF below.

Making a Difference Educator Guide


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