• Maker Educator Certificate

    The Maker Educator Certificate is an intensive, hands-on, minds-on program that equips educators, specialists and leadership with everything needed to bring Making into schools and institutions. Participants explore Maker Learning through hands-on activities, case studies, and classroom examples. In addition, the Certificate explores the educational theory, practices, and approaches to successfully integrate learning through Making in the classroom.

    Train the Trainer

    This program runs for cohorts of 10 to 20 teachers and works on a train the trainer model. Participants that successfully complete the program can begin training and coaching other teachers at the school or institution. In schools, this ensures that Maker Programs are sustainable and not dependent on the expertise of one person. This program is for educators, schools, and institutions committed to building a culture of Making.

    Professional Learning Process

    This certificate program adheres to our professional learning process. Participants are required to attend a 4-Day training to collaboratively develop understanding as well as learn effective strategies and frameworks. They then must apply and document a Maker integration.

    Hosting a Program

    This program operates in one of two ways:

    1. A host school or institution invites Consilience to run the program for a cohort of educators at their school or institution.
    2. Consilience organizes programs at venues around the globe for teachers of any school to participate.
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  • Modules

    The most critical aspect of Making is the pedagogy and philosophy which is woven throughout each module. In addition to a deep dive into the educational theory, impact on student learning, and essential elements for powerful learning, educators learn about the technologies that are transforming society, how Makers use them, and how to demystify them in the classroom. These modules prepare participants to facilitate Maker activities that empower students to construct learning artifacts using a wide range of materials.

    Pedagogy and Philosophy

    of Making in the Classroom

    Why do we make and tinker? Why is making and tinkering important to education? How can it enhance student learning? In this module we explore these questions to define the core tenets, philosophy and pedagogical practices of making in the classroom. In addition, we will explore the impacts Making has on learning through hands-on Maker activities.

    Prototyping, Wearable Technology,

    and Design Thinking

    Prototyping and circuitry are quickly revolutionizing how and what makers create and empowering their ability to solve real world problems. In this module, we explore what these topics are, how they are affecting society, and how we can create human-centered solutions to complex problems by the incorporating the Design Thinking process.

    Computational Thinking

    and Computer Programming

    With the increase in computational technology throughout society and its’ impact on how we function, coding has become an essential literacy that helps students understand, access, and construct in their increasing digital world. In this module, we explore programming through the lenses of Computational Thinking and hands-on coding activities using programming languages appropriate to participant's experience.

    Circuit Systems

    and Physical Computing

    The rise in popularity of circuit prototyping platforms like Arduino has empowered Makers of all ages to create electronics. Emerging Technology that is transforming society such as the Internet of Things(IoT), Robotics, and Automation are made up of circuits systems at their core. In this module, we explore a range of microcontrollers and physical computing platforms then use them to create prototypes that move, sense, and feel alive!

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