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MAKER EDUCATOR BOOT CAMP | Spring

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Maker Educator Boot Camp | Spring 2017

An intensive course for educators who want to learn maker skills, technologies and teaching methodologies.

Maker Education is an interest-lead pedagogical style where learners design, plan, prototype and iterate on their very own physical projects. In this program participants will learn Maker skills, principles, tools & technologies by doing just that – building projects – in our downtown maker space. No previous technology experience is required, we’ll take you from the ground up!

 

This program has a focus on high tech making, including Arduino, Internet of Things, and Digital Fabrication. You will learn these skills through hands-on application by building real Internet of Things projects.

 

On completion of this course participants will be familiar with the following tools and technologies:

  •  2D & 3D design (TinkerCad & Vector)
  • Digital fabrication using 3D printers and laser cutters
  • Arduino programming
  • Basic web dev (HTML & CSS)
  • Internet of Things with the Particle Photon
  • Soldering

 

Aside from technical skills, participants of Maker Educator Boot Camp will also learn how to design and facilitate programs that encourage learners to:

  • exercise genuine creativity within real design constraints
  • brainstorm ideas and critically assess their viability
  • plan, prototype, fail fast, and move forward
  • be resourceful and use their network (online & off) to find answers
  • tap in to their own interests, share knowledge, and collaborate with others
  • embed learning by working on real physical projects

Dates

Spring 

Wednesdays 6:30-9:30PM

10 week program | 3 hours per week

April 19th – June 21st

 

Spring Intensive

Saturdays 1:30PM-5PM

8 week program | 3.5 hours per week

May 6th – June 24th

Cost

Spring / Spring Intensive: $560 per person (includes materials & 4 month membership)

 

Exchange Program:  FREE (see below for details)

Apply for our exchange program

We also offer a limited number of free spots in this program (spring or spring intensive) for exchange participants. These participants receive a free spot in the program in exchange for their time assisting in our two weeks of our summer camps. Read more here.

Where

STEAMLabs Maker Space, 192 Spadina Avenue, M5T 2C2

note: if the front door is locked, please use our back entrance at 49 Cameron Street, accessible through the green P parking lots 200m south of the building.

What to bring

No need to bring anything other than yourself and a device for taking notes (note pad & pen, tablet etc.) We default to supplying computers for you, but if you’d like to bring your own, please do!

 

Want to know more? Email us at info@steamlabs.ca

 

sign up for a position

 

or

 

read more about exchange member program