With 1:1 devices and technology integration growing rapidly through the K-12 education space, initiatives follow that aim to maximize digital learning environments and create hands-on learning for students. One of the fastest-growing initiatives right now is the Maker Movement, which emphasizes learning through doing in social environments and increases access to STEAM curriculum. We partnered with Chris Smallen, Chief Technology Office at Lenior City Schools for our most recent webinar “Full STEAM Ahead into the Maker Movement” to learn how his district has implemented Maker Spaces, and how other schools and districts can implement similar programs to maximize STEAM education. 

What we learned…

  • What considerations go into planning the Makerspace environment.
  • How to acquire the resources and funding needed for a successful Makerspace.
  • How to collaborate with teachers and infude curriculum standards into the Makerspace. 

Have thoughts on our conversation with Chris Smallen? Tweet us @dyknow to share how you are supporting STEAM and the Maker Movement in your school or district! We hope you learned a lot from this webinar… keep an eye out for the next one!

Support STEAM initiatives by implementing Maker Spaces in your school. 

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