Key Considerations for a School Makerspace

STEAM Week | Makerspaces | Session 3 of 3

Makerspaces are “DIY” social spaces where students meet to create, design, share ideas and learn. Makerspaces are popular because they incubate STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and STEAM (the fore-mentioned plus art) skills, marketable proficiencies for students in the 21st-century economy. Aside from STEM, makerspaces promote collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity — skills students use in college and careers. What are the factors that need to be considered when designing and furnishing these spaces? We’ll highlight the main considerations in this free session.

Our panelists:

  • Pam Loeffelman, FAIA, DLR Group Principal
  •  Dr. Dennis Runyan, Superintendent, Agua Fria Union High School District
  • Moderator: Jerry Enderle,Editor-in-Chief, School Planning & Management

Win a $1,000 Grant!
We're giving away two $1,000 grants to attendees who register and participate in our STEAM Week Twitter chat! To participate in the giveaway, attend one session and put out at least one tweet using the hashtag #STEAMweek2019 during the event dates of June 18 & 20, 2019. Winners will be chosen at random.


Session 1: 9:00 - 9:45 AM PT
Designing & Planning a Campus Makerspace

Twitter Chat: 9:45 - 10:00AM PT
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Session 2: 10:00 - 10:45 AM PT
Makerspaces and Creating an Innovation Ecosystem

Twitter Chat: 10:45 - 11:00AM PT
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Session 3: 11:00 - 11:45 AM PT
Key Considerations for a School Makerspace

Esports Editorial Led Twitter Chat: 11:45 - 12:30PM PT
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