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Making Maker Space Programming for Museums
There is a kind of revolution going on in programming and museums are one of
the leaders of the movement. Whether you
call them Maker, Community, or Hacker Spaces, these DIY working areas in
libraries and museums have become a popular meeting and creative program space for patrons
of all ages. Join other museums who have already attended this class
in learning about Makerspaces for Museums.
This timely workshop will outline what Maker Spaces are and where they are
located. The workshop will explore the best examples, and present how to
advice, practical idea suggestions, and resources for creating STEAM programming, hands on collaboration and learning into your museum or
learning center. See what others are doing.
Whether you are an Art, Science, History, Children's, or Natural History
Museum this class is for you. Even if you don't have the space, budget,
funding, or staff right now, this class will benefit you. You will get an
opportunity to plan your Maker Space and network with others who have or are in
their way to creating a place and programming.
Much more than a make it and take it, Maker Spaces provide the tools,
instruction, and company of others that inspire and enable creative making.
Just a few comments from Past Museum Staff Participants:
I now have a much better understanding of the variety of making that can
be done in a maker space (it's not just electronics and robotics.) -As well as
the value of high quality materials and giving people choices.
I have a much clearer understanding of all of the possibilities for a Maker
Space. We are already doing many aspects of it, with a focus on arts, and I am
excited to use my new knowledge to advance our offerings to include more
science, engineering, and math. This has been perfectly timed, as I am currently
developing a plan to better utilize our second floor. Thank you!
STEM is one area where I feel our museum is lacking. We have a strong
focus on Art, but the other areas do not get a lot of attention. In this unit I
have learned that those are areas we need to ramp up our attention if we want to
engage a larger number of our visitors.
I loved the example from the Exploratorium on the Valentine's Day themed "group
build." The chain reaction "machine" with visitors contributing to various
sections of the whole was impressive. I would love to do something similar for
one of our "Mix'd Media" evenings for young adults.
The reminders for "safety first" were excellent.
I would use this week's information when planning a space, either temporary or
permanent, and when designing an activity.
Participants will receive excellent resources that they can begin using
immediately to plan and present a Maker-station and Space program of their
Online Workshop 12 hours Overall ( A non-credit Thank you for Participating
Certificate will be distributed to those finishing the 4 week workshop)
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Unit 1-This week we will explore the definition of MakerSpace. We will look
at specific examples in various libraries and museums and begin to learn how to create one
yourself in your own space.
Unit 2-Week 2 we will continue to look at techniques for creating a
maker-station, tools and supplies you will need, and how to locate materials and
experts to facilitate programming. Safety issues will also be addressed.
You will also explore designing space and skills that participants might learn?
Unit 3-The best of Makerspace programming ideas. This week we will look at
museums that have been successful in creating effective workspace programming. What do they know, that will help you?
Unit 4-Sorting programs using Age, Interest, and Budget as a factor. Create a
MakerSpace program idea proposal.
Instructor Valerie Colston, M.A. (BA UCSD) is a university art instructor and author
with many years of experience developing and presenting art programs. She has
taught 100 Art Ideas for Teachers at the University
of California, Extension in San Diego, California and a variety of Art history
courses online through colleges and universities. Her book 200 Projects to
Strengthen Your Art Skills published by Barrons Educational Series has received
outstanding reviews appearing in School Library Journal, National Art Education
Association newsletter, and more. Her "It's Easy to be a Green Teen" appeared in
the youth librarian publication Voices of Youth Advocates. Colston is the
Teens Go Green! Tips, Techniques, Tools and Themes for YA Programming. Libraries
Unlimited Professional guides for Young Adult Librarians Series was published in
December 2012. Both books have been at times on the Bestseller list on
Amazon in their respective catagories. Her artwork was included in a juried group show
titled HOME at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art.
This is a non-credit workshop created by Art Teacher on the Net,
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