Come make, take, and play at the Arizona Science Center’s newest innovation space—CREATE. Participants will experience four days of comprehensive STEAM activities in CREATE’s Creativity Zones. Attendees will participate in professional development that will inspire them to share ideas, collaborate on projects, and learn more about science, technology, engineering, math and art through making. By using state-of-the-art, computer-controlled equipment and traditional crafting tools, attendees will cut, code, hammer, sew, paint, and more. This workshop will bring an intentional focus to inquiry in the classroom, the maker movement, project-based learning, 21st-century skills, and the Five Es Lesson Plan.
Participants will be trained on all the equipment and materials used in the Arizona Science Center’s CREATE space. Also, attendees will leave with curriculum and ideas for each tool, as well as an original creation of their own, which will be designed in the Creativity Zone of their choice. Participants will be given an opportunity to incorporate new learning into their curriculum design, which they can take back to their classrooms. At the conclusion of the four days, attendees will also receive a “maker” certificate.
- Understand what the maker movement is and how it can be used in a classroom setting.
- Receive training on several maker machines, tools, and materials
- Create a unit plan integrating the maker movement, standards, and the use of tools from CREATE.
- Dive into the design process, the Five Es (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate), and project-based learning.
Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch each day, training, and materials.
Please note: All materials utilized and created during the workshop must be for classroom use with students.