Maker Educator Boot Camp 

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





10 weeks | 10 sessions

Starting Monday 8th January, 2018 – Ending Monday 19th March, 2018 * no class Feb 19th for Family Day


$560 per person (includes materials & 4 month membership)


or FREE for those in our Exchange Program (a limited number of spots in the Maker Educator Boot Camp are reserved for exchange participants – these participants receive a free spot in the program in exchange for their time mentoring in March Break Camp)



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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