MAKING IT HAPPEN: The MakerMovement in Your Classroom

This project, funded by a Concordia University Chicago Summer Research Grant, addressed the overall problem of helping teachers learn techniques and strategies for differentiating instruction. Specifically, our project addresses one of the common "roadblocks" to teachers interested in differentiating instruction in their course: developing authentic assessment tasks for a diverse classroom. Project objectives for this pilot included:

  1. Defining core concepts for participants related to Maker Space and Maker Ed activities,
  2. Supporting participants in creating a workable product of a tool using Maker Space and Maker Ed practices, and
  3. Facilitating discussions around how students can practically adapt as well as create new projects for content areas in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and special education.