Maker Spaces in Education: Getting started - Berlin

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This course aims to give participants a deeper understanding of what makerspaces are and how makerspaces can be used in schools to support teaching. This course is also designed to help teachers come up with projects and ideas of which maker space ideas could fit into their school's curriculum as well as help them to understand which resources they would need to create a low-cost maker space at school.

Makerspaces are a place in which students can experiment and create things in schools, and is a combination between science lab, woodshop, computer lab and art room. Makerspaces allow students creative ways to design, experiment, build and invent as they engage in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) courses. Makerspaces are a great way for students to experiment with their school's curriculum and develop real-world skills at the same time.

By the end of this course, participants will have a better understanding of what makerspaces are and will be able to create a low-cost makerspace in their school that is aligned to their own school's curriculum.


1) Gaining a deeper understanding of what maker spaces are and the goal/disciplines involved in maker spaces.

2) Digging into the technologies and resources surrounding maker spaces. Touching on how to source materials and resources.

3) Integrating maker spaces into the curriculum and lesson plans.

4) Immersing your classroom and school into the maker space community and staying connected.

5) Exploring design thinking, genius hour and PBL frameworks that enhance maker spaces.

6) Using maker spaces to enhance student projects and portfolios; assessing maker space projects.

All our courses in Berlin include: Berlin guided tour + 1 full day cultural excursion (usually in Potsdam).

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Europass Teacher Academy
Berlin, Germany

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Upcoming sessions

03.02.2020 > 08.02.2020 (ID: 91924)
02.03.2020 > 07.03.2020 (ID: 91935, Confirmed))
06.04.2020 > 11.04.2020 (ID: 91934)
04.05.2020 > 09.05.2020 (ID: 91933)
01.06.2020 > 06.06.2020 (ID: 91932)
06.07.2020 > 11.07.2020 (ID: 91931)
03.08.2020 > 08.08.2020 (ID: 91930)
07.09.2020 > 12.09.2020 (ID: 91929)
05.10.2020 > 10.10.2020 (ID: 91928)
02.11.2020 > 07.11.2020 (ID: 91927)
07.12.2020 > 12.12.2020 (ID: 91926)

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Attended 02.09.2019 - 07.09.2019

Excellent course, very practical with interesting visitis, resources and ideas!

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Attended 22.04.2019 - 27.04.2019

Too many theory. No lesson plans and practical activities to learn how to use resources and tools. The best was the visit to two makerspaces: HappyLab Berlin and ViNN:Lab in Wildau.

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Attended 22.04.2019 - 27.04.2019

The course should have had a greater practical component. It could have been held in a room maker.

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