As more and more schools implement or expand learning by doing experiences for their students, educators are looking for examples and resources outside of academia to serve as instructional models. One such model is the Maker Faire. A Maker Faire is a showcase for people who make things and are willing to share their talents, creativity, and inspiration with others.
The Maker Faire movement started in 2006 in California and rapidly spread around the world as people with diverse interests such as electronics, culinary arts, crafts, robotics, and much more came together to display their creations. Join Steve Wyckoff as he shares his experience attending the Kansas City Maker Faire with Tamara Konrade. Steve also discusses his vision for how schools could use the Maker Faire concept to help students develop their passion and prepare for their future.
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