Maker Learning Leadership Framework

Ready to bring maker learning to your school? This framework helps school leaders create sustainable maker learning programs. Use these strategies and resources to launch or improve your maker learning program.

Establish the Vision

field of stars

Determine where your maker learning program is headed, and keep it on the right track.

Build the Culture

Two speech balloons. One with a star, the other with a lightbulb.

Work to engage the whole community and rally support for maker learning.

Make the Program

a schoolhouse on a star

Get inspiration and resources to help you establish a thriving maker learning program.

Quick start tips

Superintendents: draw inspiration from other schools to help you chart the right course for your district.

Principals: use our worksheet for envisioning culturally relevant maker learning in your school.

Instructional leaders: support teachers with our instructional guides and conversation starters.

Technology leaders: use our scatterplot to identify appropriate tools as your program evolves over time.

About the Framework

The maker learning movement is engaging the hearts, minds, and hands of students around the country. What started as a grassroots coalition of teachers, families, and enthusiasts, has spread to involve education researchers and pioneering school and district leaders.

The Maker Learning Leadership Framework pushes the movement forward by offering a suite of resources, strategies, and models to help school and district leaders develop maker learning programs that are sustainable for schools and equitable for all students.


Looking for additional support?

Contact Digital Promise’s Professional Learning team to get help launching or improving your maker learning program.


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