We believe that hands-on and learner-driven experiences are essential for preparing students for an uncertain future.
Maker education is an approach that promotes 21st-century, future ready skillsets. While your students might not remember the first invention they make, the skills they acquire will stay with them for life. Maker education empowers them to become active creators, innovators, and problem solvers in a world driven by digital technologies.
Our Maker Ed programs promotes the following skillsets:
Our Maker Ed programs enable students to tackle real-world challenges. By tinkering and exploring innovative solutions, students are equipped with the skillsets and mindsets needed to thrive in the future
Taking ownership of their maker projects helps students embrace challenges as opportunities for growth and learning.
By collaborating and working in teams, students acquire effective communication, idea sharing, and teamwork skills that are vital for success in their future careers.
Maker Ed approaches also provide opportunities for teachers to emphasize values such as honesty, ethical conduct, and responsible decision-making, and guide students towards taking responsibility for their work.
We believe that every student has the potential to be a maker. Being a maker requires three fundamental thinking skills and mindsets:
Makers believe that they can learn to do anything. As educators, when you give yourself permission to fail, you give your students courage to do so as well.
Makers have excellent work ethic and maintain the highest standards for themselves even when no one is looking.
Makers are willing to share their ideas and build upon the idea of others to achieve collective brilliance.
Supported by our team’s combined 50 years of classroom and training experience, we offer comprehensive maker resources and ongoing professional development that equip educators with introductory Maker Education principles, pedagogical knowledge, technical skills, and confidence to incorporate Maker Education into day-to-day classroom teaching.
We recognize the importance of integrating Maker Education within different educational frameworks, allowing students to explore interdisciplinary connections and develop a deeper understanding of various subjects. Our lessons can align with school’s existing approaches, such as design thinking, arts/culture, sustainability, etc.
Check out our ongoing partnership with Bendemeer Primary School!Learn more
We integrate emerging technologies, project-based learning, and authentic assessments to provide students with a comprehensive and future-oriented learning experience. Participants in our programs have designed VR school tours, used IoT to support urban farming efforts, and coded AI programs to detect if students are masking up - just a few examples of how we take a maker ed approach to the use of emerging technologies.
Our customizable, standards-aligned Maker Cart provides a wide range of hands-on materials, tools, and equipment to facilitate engaging making experiences in your physical classrooms.
Our curriculum materials integrate Maker Education into various subjects, providing teachers with comprehensive lesson plans that blend academic content with hands-on making. These lessons are also thoughtfully designed to align with educational standards in the U.S.
We offer tailored professional development programs and resources that equip teachers with the skills and knowledge to effectively implement Maker Education principles into their teaching practices.
We consult with schools looking to further develop a maker culture in their school, and help them achieve stakeholder buy-in. Our expertise extends to consulting on the design & set-up of innovation labs, STEM labs and makerspaces.
A 5-year partnership with Bendemeer Primary School, Singapore
Bendemeer Primary School is a K-6 elementary school in Singapore. The school is unique in Singapore - climate education is interwoven into school programs and the curriculum.