In 2014 and again in 2015, Gary and I visited the Waag Society Fab Lab in Amsterdam to talk to teachers about making and makerspaces. The Netherlands has been a hotbed of maker activity and it’s been great fun to participate!
The Waag Society has been running Teacher Maker Camps and has just released a gorgeous book (in English, no less!) to help others do the same.
TEACHER MAKER CAMP: 10 recipes to help teachers (re)discover their inner-inventor and get skilled in maker education. It’s a free PDF.
Here’s their announcement:
In 2015, we organized the first Teacher Maker Camp at the Waag’s Fablab. In this four-day pressure cooker, the participants could start making themselves with our digital machines. Most of them experienced this event as highly inspiring and valuable, as we learned from their reactions afterwards.
To share our experiences with a wider audience, we have created a book with 10 recipes to help teachers (re)discover their inner-inventor and get skilled in maker education. And to get it accross borders, we have made it an English publication. Enjoy!
This publication has been made by: Mariska Hamelink, Ista Boszhard and Karien Vermeulen, edited by Laurie Skelton and designed by Jimena Gauna. It’s a free download under a CC BY-NC-SA license.
Stay tuned… more exciting news from the Netherlands and Invent To Learn coming soon!