Makerspaces Meet Next Generation Science and NAGC Standards

Friday, November 10
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: 217 BC

Makerspaces are recognized more and more as valuable STEM learning environments. Schools at every level are offering students making experiences in classrooms, libraries and designated makerspaces. A well-facilitated makerspace experience is consistent with the Next Generation Science Standards for engineering design and with NAGC’s programming standard for learning environments.

Presenters address how to create a makerspace that promotes intellectual risk-taking by academically talented students. Presenters describe their experience developing a makerspace that provides authentic engineering work to students, along with opportunities for design thinking and reinforcement of crosscutting concepts such as structure and function.

Beth Dirkes

Program Coordinator
Center for Talent Development, Northwestern University

Beth Dirkes has worked in a variety of roles at Center for Talent Development's early childhood program and in programs for students in grades 4 through 6. Beth is a graduate of Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy and attended the University of Texas Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.


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Makerspaces Meet Next Generation Science and NAGC Standards

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