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Maker Educator Boot Camp | Winter 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. Have a look at our BIG BUILD CAMP to see the kinds of electronic, interactive projects that you will create during this program, and will be able to facilitate for your own classes.


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


Wednesdays 6:30-9:30PM

10 week program | 3 hours per week

Wednesday January 11th – Wednesday march 22nd


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


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 assisting in our March Break Camp held from the 13th-17th March 2017, 8am-5pm. Send in your application here by Friday 30th December at 5pm.


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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