What is STEAMmaker Jr?
STEAMmaker Jr is intense and immersed professional learning where K-4 teachers learn how to shift from teaching in a
typical STEM classroom to create and operate a makerspace in their own schools. This is all about being hands-on and learning how to integrate STEAM with our everyday work, as well as creating an elementary-level makerspace.
How does it work?
At STEAMmaker Jr, teams of teachers and students come together to experience a makerspace event. Various modules are included on a rotation, such as circuitry; robotics designing/coding/programming; wind energy, rocketry, and more. Each camp can be customized by module to fit the length of the camp, the number of participants, and the needs of the client.
Who should attend?
STEAMmaker Jr is perfect for K-4 teachers, librarians, administrators, paraeducators, pre-service teachers, college professors, and more!
What are the learning goals?
Teachers leave a STEAMmaker Jr KNOWING how a makerspace for lower elementary can be managed; UNDERSTANDING how a makerspace for lower elementary operates regarding time, space, activities, materials, students’ soft-skills development, and academic learning; and ready to begin BUILDING their own programs in their own schools with a common understanding of operation and exciting engagement.
How is it different from STEAMmaker Camp?
Because of the attention span and restlessness of younger learners in a full-day setting, in STEAMmaker Jr, teachers are not guiding teams of students. However, they are welcome to bring in their own children to see how kids this age interact with the learning challenges.
Contact us to book your own STEAMmaker Jr!