Celebrating the best gifts of humanity:The ability to think wisely and tinker creatively and share generously.
A Maker Day is an immersive professional development event. It is a facilitated event that requires participants to thoughtfully and fully engage in design thinking and creative problem finding. At the heart of the day is the Maker ethos which “values learning through direct experience and the intellectual and social benefits that accrue from creating something sharable” (Martinez & Stager, 2013). We know that it is hard to share meaningfully things that we have experienced deeply. If educators, or others, are to share the Maker movement with their students or friends, we believe a full day Maker Day is a first step.
The purpose of a Maker Day is to introduce participants to the Maker Movement, focusing on five distinct yet related elements:
Design Solution through collaborative prototyping
Design Charrette (group planning session)
***Courtesy of Innovative Learning Center, UBC Okanagan