Take a peek our current draft of the Makerspace Playbook, intended to offer some guidance to those who are hoping to start a Makerspace at their school or in their community. We welcome your feedback on the kinds of things we should add to this Playbook, what you think we got right and wrong, and any changes you’d make in general. We already know we’d like to add things like sample letters to garner support from administration and potential funders, more spotlights of teachers doing this kind of making with their students, and more detail about what the new roles for teachers, mentors, and shop hosts might entail. What do you need to know to get your Makerspace up and running?
Besides this draft of the Makerspace Playbook, we’ve also made some progress on the companion documentÂ High School Makerspace Tools & Materials, so we have a new draft of that to share with you , too.
Eventually, we’d like both of these documents to exist online in a form via which we can all freely contribute to the information and refine what we have learned about running Makerspaces. For now, you can send your feedback to us using the form below.