Capstone Project Title
A maker space is an area designated to be used by participants to make a product through a hands-on experience. While the term maker space is relatively new to education, ‘making’ is embedded into human history. The research on these spaces relies on the importance of the maker space for a student's social-emotional well-being. Creative hands-on work specifically for children from low-income backgrounds supports the student in their primary years. At the same time, there needs to be more evidence in the research that proves how effective these spaces are in supporting students' academics. The topics explored in the literature review focus on history, equity and opportunity, social-emotional impacts, and the specifics of designing and implementing a maker space in the classroom. This research supports the website created for this capstone project and answers the question: how to design and implement a maker space in the k-3 classroom. This website aims to be a resource for educators who want to implement and maintain a maker space in their classrooms, share lessons, and collect donated maker materials for local educators.
Curriculum, Literacy, Mathematics, Teachers/ Teaching
Nelson, Elizabeth, "How to Design and Implement a Maker Space in the K-3 Classroom" (2023). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 969.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects