The Amazeum is proud to be a regional hub of the Making Spaces: Expanding Maker Education Across the Nation program! 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 Childrens 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 sixteen schools listed here are the past and current Making Spaces schools. Click to learn more about each school.
- Washington Junior High School
- Old High Middle School
- Willowbrook Elementary School
- New School
- J.O. Kelly Middle School
- Arkansas Arts Academy
- Creekside Middle School
- Osage Creek Elementary School
- Lingle Middle School
- Decatur Middle School
- McNair Middle School
- Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
- Thaden School
- Shaw Elementary School
- Centerton Gamble Elementary School
- Folsom Elementary School
- Gravette Upper Elementary School
By Carrie Beach This is one of my favorite quotes. Sometimes I feel like one of the crazy ones.
by Susan White I have had more students cry in my Maker Space than I have in my entire teaching career! And you know what? Its a great thing.
OK, OK, the cat's *almost* out of the bag - Northwest Arkansas is increasingly becoming a maker haven.
Google is partnering with Maker Ed and the Childrens Museum of Pittsburgh to support an innovative hub model that sustainably integrates making in schools BENTONVILLE, Ark. (Sept.