Making Spaces is a nationwide program, supported by Google, that uses an innovative model to assist schools in sustainably integrating making and tinkering into the classroom. The Amazeum partners with the Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) and the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh (CMP) to provide local schools with guidance, professional development, and support to jump start and sustain maker education in classrooms.
The Amazeum is excited to build on the enthusiasm for maker education that is surging across the country and in Arkansas, especially Northwest Arkansas. Maker focused learning scaffolds important science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts by providing authentic, real-world contexts for exploration. Maker education provides open-ended experiences for students to develop ownership of their learning, solve problems, and foster a growth mindset.
Each school year, the Amazeum hosts a new cohort of schools in the Making Spaces program. The schools engage in a year long partnership with the Amazeum that includes ongoing professional development to design and implement maker education in their school. For additional information or to join the next Making Spaces cohort, contact the Director of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 24 schools listed here are the past and current Making Spaces schools. Click to learn more about each school.