Welcome to Makerspaces on the Spot and on a Dime!
Does the makerspace movement intrigue you? Have a limited budget? Unsure about how to get started? This two week online course features new modules, and is offered in Explore, TeachOntario's publicly accessible space. lt will examine the role of makerspaces in our schools and how making can augment and supplement curricular learning while adapting to fit students’ needs, interests and readiness. Plus, there's no charge.
Through various hands on modules, we will tinker with and explore a variety of inexpensive digital and nondigital tools; analyzing and identifying opportunities and barriers to making in the classroom and how they can be used to facilitate student engagement and development. Learning and personal reflection will be curated and collaboration encouraged through the use of several social media platforms that will build your personal learning network of makers. We are all in this together - let's get making!
Join us as Melanie Mulcaster, teacher-librarian and maker-extrodinaire, leads us on a fun, hands-on course.
This popular, free online course returns with new modules and runs in Explore, TeachOntario's publicly accessible space, October 17-31!
Click this link to access the Makerspaces on the Spot and on a Dime course recently offered in August 2016 and is now currently in transition for the new autumn course.