Agenda | Tuesday, May 4, 2021

12:00 PM ET: Involving K to Gray in Your Makerspace
  • 12:00 PM ET: Welcome & Intros  

  • 12:05 PM ET: Amplifying Children's Voices in the Makerspace | Erin Lanigan, Innovative Educator & STEM Librarian, Gizmo CdA at North Idaho College (ID)

    • Q & A  

  • 12:25 PM ET: Design Education for K-12 | Steve Meyer, Manager – STEM Education and Development, Fox Valley Technical College (WI)

    • Q & A 

  • 12:45 PM ET: Community Colleges Role in Maker Ecosystems | moderated by Lauren Penney, Making Spaces Program Manager, Maker Ed 

    • Panelists include: 

      • Zack Dowell, Instructional Design and Development Coordinator, Folsom Lake College (CA) 

      • Tim Fetting, Associate Dean of Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing, Northcentral Technical College (WI)

  • 1:05 PM ET: Closing  

1:30 PM ET: Networking Activity & Discussion Session: Making Spaces Tell All

Grab a cup of coffee or your lunch and spend 45 minutes with us! We know virtual events often lack networking time, so we've built in time each day for small group breakouts. During this session, we will be learning more about Maker Ed's Making Spaces program. A few of the hubs from Making Spaces will be hosting their own breakout rooms where they will give a brief explanation of their work and you'll have plenty of time to ask questions!

This session is sponsored by MakerGear.

3:00 PM ET: Virtual Makerspaces
  • 3:00 PM ET: Welcome & Intros | Dr. Chris Whaley, President, Roane State Community College (TN)

  • 3:05 PM ET: Taking Your Makerspace Virtual & Teaching Entrepreneurship During a Global Pandemic | Dr. Melody Graveen, Dean of Instruction - Career & Technical Education and Donnell Layne, Director, STEM Innovation Center & Makerspace, Moreno Valley College (CA)

    • Q & A  

  • 3:25 PM ET: Why It is Important to Sustain Your Makerspace Program and How We Did It This Year | Maura Devlin-Clancy, City College of San Francisco (CA) and Kathleen White, Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation 

    • Q & A

  • 3:45 PM ET: Is a Makerspace Suited for a Pandemic? You May be Surprised at the Answer | Israel Garza, Fab Lab Manager, IDEAStudio, West Houston Institute at Houston Community College (TX)

    • Q & A 

  • 4:05 PM ET: Closing