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Maker Educator Exchange Program

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 as part of the Maker Educator Boot Camp in spring / summer, and will then have the opportunity to apply these skills as a mentor at our kids Summer Camp.


No previous technology experience is required, we’ll take you from the ground up.


Maker Educator Boot Camp


10 weeks | 10 sessions

ROUND 1 session | starting Wednesday 2nd May, 2018 – ending Wednesday 4th July, 2018

ROUND 2 session | starting Tuesday 29th May, 2018 – ending Tuesday 31st July, 2018


more info here


Summer Camp

For Kids | Ages 6-12 years old, 13+ for programming camps

5 Days (Monday to Fridays) | 8:30am – 4:30pm (full camp day) -OR- 10:30am – 6:30pm (partial camp day + after care)

Every week in July and August – please commit to at least two weeks of camp


Exchange Program:  FREE (valued at $800+, currently priced competitively at $560 in order to foster accessibility of maker education and technology for educators!)

Note that Exchange Program participants will be loaned the electronics to learn with, but cannot keep them. Budget about $40 if you want to take your project home!

The Exchange

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 at least two weeks of summer camps.


Bootcamp sessions at 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.


  • We have 3 locations where mentorships will take place for summer camps:
    • STEAMLabs downtown makerspace (192 Spadina)
    • Toronto Tool Library Danforth (1803 Danforth)
    • The Maker Bean Cafe (1052 Bloor St W)

Please specify preferences in your application.

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



apply for an educator exchange position


Applying late? Email


Application Deadline for Spring / Summer Exchange Program: Monday, April 4th, 5pm


Commitment: While some accommodations can be made regarding attendance in emergent / urgent scenarios, preference is given to applicants who are able to commit to attending all sessions in both the Boot Camp and at least 2 weeks of Summer Camps.


Age restrictions: While there isn’t an official minimum age requirement to apply to any of our programs at STEAMLabs, it is useful for us to identify younger applicants so that we can have a conversation about your readiness for the program – hence the question in our application form.