In November 2017, a group of educators from across elementary and secondary schools met in a full-day design charette to strategically consider how "making" and "maker spaces" can support student learning. The result is a Maker Manifesto and a Maker Playbook to support teachers and students in our vision to enable students to:
Create Build Discover Design Tinker Experiment
Imagine Invent Ideate Iterate Explore Prototype
The Archdiocese of Newark Maker's Manifesto
Through making, we envision: Building a future of inventors, creators, and designers that produce innovative solutions to issues that face human beings. Creating learning experiences that challenge the intellect, provoke the imagination, and that excite the mind. Encouraging students to shape a personal pathway for learning that includes continual questioning, creating and recreating, and purposeful invention. Immersing learners in experiences that promote wonder and curiosity and that encourage them to explore, tinker, imagine, and demonstrate ingenuity. Creating conditions for students to make sense of mistakes and ambiguity and in turn develop persistence and resilience. Creating learning experiences that help students build and assemble new ideas and solutions from many different sources while employing unique tools, capacities and processes.
Table of Contents Introduction Making in the Archdiocese 30,000 ft. view Making in the Archdiocese 5,000 ft. view Making in the Archdiocese Ground view Building Your Program
Prepare Step 1: Establish a Current Reality Step 2: Choose a Maker Approach Step 3: Establish Program Goals, Spatial Needs, Budget and Communication Pilot Step 4: Identifying the Human Resource Step 5: Develop a Set of Experiences Step 6: Develop Assessment Tools, Implement, and Evaluate Grow Step 7: Build and Expand Your Program