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.
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
introducing the Maker Educator Certificate
Registration for Maker Certificate Courses
The Maker Certificate is a 50-hour (5-CEUs) program, currently only available in the Bay Area.
Tuition for the certificate is roughly $1,000.
Not in the North Bay? You can still take our online course: Introduction to Making