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Making is a universal language
— Dale Dougherty | founder of the Maker Movement

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Tinkering. Technology. Science. Math. Art. Engineering. Creativity. Exploration. Experimentation. Discovery.

The Startup Classroom brings together Sonoma State University School of Education with Sonoma County Office of Education and the support of Maker Media to offer a new Maker Certificate Program, the first certificate program of its kind. The program offers a series of mini courses designed for people seeking to lead Maker activities in schools, clubs, community centers, libraries and other organizations.

Students Working in a Maker Space

Students Working in a Maker Space

To Become Maker Certified
 Educators must complete:

  • 5 CEUs or 50-hours of mini courses (mix and match courses from the current course list)
  • Create a Maker Portfolio
  • Design a Maker action project for specific learners
  • Total cost to become Maker Certified: $1,500

 

The Maker program will help participants...

  • Understand the core values and principles of Making

  • Learn pedagogical practices for empowering learners to explore Making and a Maker mindset in school-based settings

  • Design an action plan for implementing Maker activities in a learning environment

  • Begin to consider ways to integrate Making in a variety of learning environments

  • Begin to align Maker projects with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards

  • Become part of a Maker educator network

  • Receive mentorship from local Maker educators, including SSU faculty and K-12 maker educators

  • Earn 5 CEUs

  • Maker Certificate demonstrating that they have met the expectations of the program and become eligible to teach in the Maker Certificate program


introducing the Maker Educator Certificate Program

Calling all educators! Join the Maker Certificate Program at Sonoma State University. Choose from Workshops and Mini Courses both hands on and online. Hi Tech and lo tech approaches to project based Maker learning. New courses offered each semester. Learn more and enroll today: http://www.thestartupclassroom.org/maker-course/

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