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Leverage What You Have

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Every maker learning program needs room to prototype, test, and iterate.

Place small bets. Make room to innovate without fear of failure and test new ideas before committing to them. Consider implementing pilot programs and incubator projects with a mindset to continuously engage the school community and re-establish the vision.

Celebrating your strengths

Teacher Maker Profiles, a case study from Friends’ Central School
Build your program around the diversity of talents and strengths that are already present in your school’s community.

Building on your strengths

From Hallways to “Idea Streets”, a case study from Tabernacle School District
Transform unused space to spark engagement among students and teachers.

Leading with Libraries, a case study from Vancouver Public Schools
Empower teacher librarians to infuse maker learning throughout libraries and classrooms.

Additional resources

Develop a maker mindset

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