The Maker Learning Leadership Framework is designed to help schools develop a pathway to sustainable, equitable, and powerful maker learning programs for all learners.
If you are just getting started with maker learning, begin by reviewing the “What is Maker Learning?” and “Establishing Your Vision” resources. If you are improving or expanding your existing maker learning program, dive in and use the Maker Learning Maturity Matrix to gauge where you are and to set new goals. The tools in the Framework may be accessed and used in any order to build capacity for maker learning throughout your school.
No matter your role, engage support for maker learning with administrators, faculty and staff, and the community.
Build a case of support to articulate to educational leaders the positive impact of maker learning experiences.
Identify and empower the maker learning leaders in your organization while building excitement amongst the entire organization.
Include the makers in your community. Bring them into the fold to create authentic, lasting local and global connections.
Meaningfully integrate maker learning skills and practices into teaching and learning throughout your school.
Understand that maker learning isn’t a new pedagogy or practice, but rather a combination of powerful learning approaches.
Develop deep connections between learning objectives and maker skills and practices.
Ascertain how to assess maker learning processes and products, as well as how to use maker learning to assess skill and knowledge acquisition.
High tech or low, fixed or mobile, ensure your maker tools and spaces meet your goals and your learners' needs.
Allocate funding, where appropriate, and align purchasing to best meet your organization’s goals.
Find and create space in your facility to host maker learning experiences, as well as store tools and supplies.