Maker Faire is an amazing and entertaining event, but it’s also a valuable resource for Educators.
Every year we search out projects and presentations that appeal to educators. This year is no different, except there is way more to see and do!
This Meet-up is for classroom teachers and educational assistants interested in Maker education.
The Meet-up starts with coffee, tea, some networking, discussions around Maker education, and the opportunity to meet international leaders in the Maker Education movement. Then it’s time to check out Maker Faire.
With Special Guests
Fee: $10 – Includes one weekend pass to Maker Faire for you to check out the show ($27 value), and some free Maker Faire swag.
Already bought a pass to Maker Faire? Buy this pass then let us know. We’ll refund your original purchase.
The Educator Meet-up is made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors:
Want to get really hands-on with some maker activities that you can use in the classroom? Volunteer at a maker activity station during the event and get in free to Maker Faire, a free crew t-shirt, and a day pass you can use the next day or give to someone you want to share the fun with. Activities being: Nerdy Derby, Screen Printing, Learn To Solder, Cardboard Fort, Tapigami, and Laser Cutting.
Students and teachers can show a project at Maker Faire for as little as two hours. This means more time to see the show and talk to fellow Makers. We provide a place to safely store projects while they’re not on display and students receive a free pass for themselves and a parent/guardian. Teachers exhibiting receive a free Adult Pass.
The types of projects we are looking for are those that are made outside of school. School projects may be accepted if they have strong elements of self-direction. Unlike a science fair we’re not as interested in trifold displays of charts and facts, rather we want the excitement and passion of making. The why it was made is secondary. Teacher exhibits can be personal projects or explorations of what they have personally contributed to encourage making in their classroom.