What are Makerchests?

WHAT: Makerchests are themed kits that include tools, supplies, samples, and instructions for open-ended projects, that can be checked out, free of charge, by educators and librarians to facilitate workshops.  Themes are designed around materials and skill sets.  Projects are designed to be accessible and interesting to a wide range of students.

WHY: Many educators are interested in offering hands-on maker projects to their students but do not have access to a well-stocked makerspace or a repository of project documentation.  Makerchests are designed to allow educators to add maker components to their existing curriculum without having to procure outside funding or design projects from scratch.

HOW: Documentation related to available Makerchests is posted on our website.  Makerchests and supporting materials may be requested via an online catalog of resources.  Loan period is 1 month.  Prior to borrowing a Makerchest kit, we ask that you attend a train-the-trainer workshop specific to your requested Makerchest so that you can familiarize yourself with the tools, supplies, techniques, and projects.  Don’t see a scheduled workshop that works for you?  Fill out this Google form to request a workshop.

WHO: We are maker educators who believe in the value of MAKING FOR EVERYONE.

Are you interested in learning more about Makerchests?  Email makerchests (at) gmail (dot) com.

 

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