Jeanette Breton


Making in Schools

Informal discussions and sharing of how schools are 'making' it happen. Idea sharing and mentoring each other on how making is happening and can happen in core subjects, electives and after-school. What programs and support have be leveraged and what is available? Some discussion topics could be kick-started with a brief overview of what a teacher, mentor or program has done.

category: conference track

Status: open


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Joseph Floyd (Maker)

This would be amazing. I've been working with others to develop a STEAM program in Gainesville, FL for a while.

posted 574 day(s) 14 hour(s) ago..

Leah Hanes (Maker)

Grants are a good option for schools without appropriate funding. I would love to share how we at Two Bit Circus Foundation go about gathering funding, installing and educating schools on how to get and make the most of STEAM Labs!

posted 590 day(s) 11 hour(s) ago..

Dallin Graham (Maker)

I love this idea and wonder how many educators will be in attendance. How can we make sure they are represented well even if they cannot attend?

posted 597 day(s) 11 hour(s) ago..

Lisa Blank (Maker)

Thanks to DoDEA grant funding, we've got makerspaces in all 9 of our school buildings. I think we'll always feel they are in development- with making there is never a "done" feeling when it comes to tools, resources, training, etc. We're forever learning and "in progress" and that's terrific!

posted 646 day(s) 18 hour(s) ago..

Kristina Holzweiss (Maker)

I have a makerspace in my school library.

posted 651 day(s) 23 hour(s) ago..

Jackie Gerstein (Maker)

I use lots of maker activities with elementary level students at three Santa Fe schools and would love to help facilitate this!

posted 689 day(s) 8 hour(s) ago..

Brian Kays (Maker)

I run a Makerspace in an all girls High School, one of three in the state of California. I'd love to share.

posted 701 day(s) 13 hour(s) ago..