Set the environment for making - Changing the spaces changes the mindset. Envision the
spaces, gather the materials, equip your students to own the space, and the materials and they’ll
own the making.
Ensure there is time to play - Giving children time in the maker space to explore and really
understand the materials they are using means that they will produce greater quality work. This
time will also allow for students to be more reflective.
Engage parents - Create a plan for going beyond parents as helpers. Move them into the role
of knowledgeable guides and co-makers and co-learners.
How to Host a Maker Faire Presentation - Make a copy of this presentation and modify it to meet
Caine’s Arcade - Watch this video to inspire yourself, your parents, and your students to become
Austin's Butterfly - Watch this video to gain skill in helping your students learn the powerful skill
of reflecting and revising.
Maker Faire Newsletter - Make a copy of this communication and modify it to meet your needs.
Post Maker Faire Parent Email
Parent Feedback Form
Krauss, J., & Boss, S. (2013). Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding deeper inquiry. Thousand
Oaks, CA: Corwin.