As a part of the Maker Promise, signers commit to create and support spaces for making.

What does this mean?

School(s) should provide one or more dedicated spaces — permanent, mobile, or distributed — where students have the opportunity to be makers. These spaces could be as diverse as a corner of a classroom, a mobile cart, or a community space to which all students have access. Many schools utilize one or more of these types of makerspaces to better reach all of their learners with the right resources at the right time.

Educators can support spaces for making by:

  • Creating a makerspace in their classroom, library, or lab;
  • Bringing students to the makerspace at their school; and,
  • Encouraging their school or organization to dedicate a space to making.

For more ideas and inspiration on what these spaces could look like, check out the following resources: