KID Museum’s Maker Learning Professional Development Program was created to fuel a passion for hands-on, project-based learning, while building teacher capacity for delivering it.
Grounded in KID Museum’s “Mind of a Maker” framework, the program includes professional development sessions, individualized coaching, and a series of hands-on maker learning experiences that are aligned to district curricula. Teachers will also have the opportunity to share best practices for maker learning in a virtual setting with fellow instructors and become a part of a network of teacher champions, both within their schools and across the region.
Through the pilot program this spring, 50 teachers have been selected from District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to be trained to deliver high-impact, maker-based learning curriculum to over 2,000 elementary and middle school students.
This program is supported through a collaboration with Amazon Future Engineer.