Maker Educator Boot Camp | Summer Intensive 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




Mondays & Wednesdays

3.5 weeks | 7 sessions

Starting Wednesday August 9th, 2017 – Ending Wednesday August 30th, 2017



$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 for exchange participants. These participants receive a free spot in the program in exchange for their time mentoring in our Zero to Startup program for youth in Fall (1-430pm Saturdays, 13 weeks). Read more here.


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!


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read more about exchange member program