People define it differently, but broadly speaking, maker learning encompasses any learning activity that focuses on the creative process of student-centered design, resulting in either physical or digital creations.
Watch how making is happening in different forms and contexts at Maker Promise schools:
See how English High School students are collaborating to learn new skills in design, robotics, and media production.
What is the Maker Promise?
The Maker Promise is a campaign organized by Maker Ed and Digital Promise to bring quality maker learning experiences to all youth. The Maker Promise challenges individuals and organizations to join the movement and become Champions for Making.
Who can sign the Maker Promise?
We encourage a broad range of educators and advocates to sign the Promise. As evidenced by established school makerspaces, it takes a team of educators including school leaders, teachers, and community members to create and support a space for making. We encourage all of these constituents to sign the Promise. (We will ask about your role when you sign the Promise.)
Who is behind the Maker Promise?
The Maker Promise is currently led by Digital Promise and Maker Ed, and is supported by organizations and foundations working to bring making to students in and out of school.
Are there any cost/fees associated with the Maker Promise?
Nope! The Maker Promise is free to sign, and we appreciate you joining the movement!
How can signing the Maker Promise help our school or community develop its approach to maker education?
We are thrilled to offer Maker Promise signers a suite of resources including access to an online professional development course, resources from partners, and opportunities for projects and contests like the filmMAKER Challenge. Additionally, there are many external resources that we feature in our newsletters that can help your school or community.
What happens next?
After signing the Maker Promise, you will receive a bi-weekly newsletter highlighting resources, events, and special opportunities and discounts related to maker education. In the future, you will be invited to participate in meetups and convenings with fellow signers and maker educators. Additionally, we plan to connect you with local organizations who can help you to meet the Promise. Maker Promise staff will also occasionally reach out to you to learn more about the work you are doing and how we can help.