Education Partnerships

KID Museum partners with schools, museums, and makerspaces—in the DC area and around the world—that share our passion for inspiring creativity, curiosity, and 21st century skills through hands-on learning. From a simple STEM day at your school to a deeper collaboration with teachers and students, our partnership program gives your organization the tools you need to grow effective maker learning experiences for school-aged youth.

Become a school partner today— and join our diverse community of schools and school districts across Maryland, Virginia, and DC who share a commitment to helping kids develop the skills they need to invent the future.

“I want to express our gratitude for our family event yesterday. The feedback from our parents and students was so positive. Our team loved seeing the space in action, as well. Our head of Early Learning said, ‘The event yesterday was TERRIFIC. It modeled everything we are about: experiential learning, making and creating, multiple ages working together, parents as close partners, and so much more.'”

– Local School Partner

Partnership Program

We provide many different kinds of partnership opportunities, customized based on your organization’s unique needs and resources. We can introduce teachers to specific skills or train them on maker-based learning. Your students can participate in our proven programs for in-school and afterschool. Do you need more customized help — activating a new makerspace or determining your school-specific needs? We have provided consulting assistance to schools, museums, and makerspaces, both in the U.S. and internationally.

For Your Students

We can provide KID Museum’s proven, high-impact maker learning experiences for your students.

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For Your Teachers

We can help your teachers acquire specific skills or train them to introduce maker-based learning at your school.

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For Your School

We can consult with you to develop high-quality maker learning experiences at your organization.

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International

We can activate makerspaces for kids and create in-depth learning experiences customized for your community.

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For Your Students

KID Museum’s signature programs offer a proven methodology for activating maker-based learning for kids from K-8th grade.

Invention Studio: Our Invention Studio Program offers elementary and middle school students an immersive experience in hands-on, STEM learning. Students participate in a series of visits to KID Museum, with KID Museum Maker Educators guiding them in small groups through the invention process.

Special Workshops: We also offer an array of hands-on workshops aligned to Next Generation Science Standards that can support your K-8 curriculum. Programs integrate skill-building with our “Mind of a Maker” framework and can be incorporated into the classroom structure or delivered as an afterschool offering.

Case Study

Bullis School, Potomac, MD

Bullis School and KID Museum collaborated to deliver Invention Studio to a cohort of middle school students who participated in the Invent the Future Challenge. As part of our partnership, Bullis opened its state-of-the-art makerspace, BITlab, to the broader community by hosting a one-day Innovation Exchange, where students participating in the Challenge had the opportunity for real-time mentoring as they developed their prototypes.

For Your Teachers

We develop teacher skills and confidence to incorporate maker learning into their own classrooms. KID Museum Maker Educators have trained teachers at public and private schools throughout the region. Here is a sampling of training we offer.

Maker Learning: Learn facilitation strategies and techniques for integrating maker-based learning activities into the classroom. KID Museum’s Maker Educators work with groups of teachers to build confidence and develop an integration plan suited to the needs of the school or classroom. Topics include Design Thinking, Making in Early Childhood, Maker Carts, and more.

Skill Building: Gain practical knowledge and skills in our core content areas like electronics, coding, robotics, woodworking, and 3D design and fabrication. Skill-building workshops are all designed and led by KID Museum’s professional Maker Educators.

Consulting: Work with the KID Museum team to create a vision for introducing or expanding maker learning at your school, whether through a dedicated makerspace, in classrooms, or through school-wide initiatives.

For Your School

We offer customized consulting services designed to support growth of maker-based learning in schools, giving you the tools, resources, and expertise needed to take ownership of this movement. By working with KID Museum, schools gain access to a global community of practice around maker learning. We share best practices in creating activities, sourcing equipment, connecting maker learning to current curriculum, and building educator capacity to implement high-impact, maker-based learning at your school.

Our customized consulting might include:

  • Defining the vision for maker learning in your school,
  • Setting a roadmap for rollout that aligns with your school’s goals and objectives,
  • Planning your makerspace in keeping with your school’s goals and budget, and
  • Training your teachers to bring maker-based learning to life at your school.

Case Study

In 2019, through The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, KID Maker Educator Dania Roach had the opportunity to bring Invention Studio to Vietnam.

International

We have activated maker-based learning at sites around the world, from Brunei to Vietnam. We also welcome international visitors to tour our space, meet our team, and learn more about our approach to maker learning.

Education Partners & Affiliates
Argyle Middle School
Ashburton Elementary School
Banneker Middle School
Briggs Chaney Middle School
Brookhaven Elementary School
Cedar Grove Elementary School
Clemente Middle School
Daly Elementary School
Farmland Elementary School
Farquhar Middle School
Francis Scott Key Middle School
Gaithersburg Middle School
Garfield Elementary School
Georgian Forest Elementary School
Greencastle Elementary School
Hoover Middle School
Jackson Road Elementary School
Jefferson Middle School
Julius West Middle School
Kimball Elementary School
Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School
Montgomery Village Middle School
Neelsville Middle School
North Bethesda Middle School
Parkland Magnet Middle School for Aerospace Technology
Rock Creek Forest Elementary School
Rosa Parks Middle School
Shady Grove Middle School
Silver Spring International Middle School
Sligo Middle School
Sousa Middle School
Strawberry Knoll Elementary School
Takoma Park Middle School
Van Ness Elementary School
White Oak Middle School