All eligible entrants to the CTE Makeover Challenge were invited to participate in the CTE Makeover Bootcamp (“Bootcamp”), a six-week program that provided instruction from experts, as well as suggested assignments, readings, resources, and office hours. The Bootcamp prepared participants to improve and expand upon their proposed makerspace concepts. At the completion of the CTE Makeover Bootcamp, eligible participants submitted a second round (“Blueprint”) submission that included detailed design plans, budgets, and implementation strategies.
All lesson plans are available for download here and webinars are available on the CTE Makeover Bootcamp playlist here. These resources can also be accessed through the individual lesson pages linked below.
At the beginning of the Bootcamp, Team Leads were emailed a Teacher’s Guide that corresponded with each lesson, as well as the School Communications Toolkit that included sample messaging and images for teams to share their progress. This email also included further information about Office Hours.
Watching the orientation webinar—either live or recorded—was required in order for participants to submit a Blueprint (watch here). Beyond the orientation webinar, participation in the other lesson components was strongly encouraged, but not required. Teams were able to select which lessons to complete based on their specific interests and needs. The suggested assignments were designed to help students and teachers actively engage with the lesson content.
- Lesson 0: Orientation and Overview
Kick off your Bootcamp experience by participating in orientation.
- Lesson 1: Making and 21st Century Skills
Discover how making can strengthen skills that will allow students to succeed in the 21st century economy.
- Lesson 2: Learning through Doing
Explore the topics and skills that can be taught using makerspaces and the projects, tools, and materials needed.
- Lesson 3: Plan It, Make It
Draft the design, identify the right tools, and plan how you will construct your makerspace.
- Lesson 4: Identifying and Engaging Your Community
Consider how your community can contribute to building and sustaining your makerspace.
- Lesson 5: Budgeting and Resources
Make your plans a reality by drafting a budget and coming up with ways to gather the resources you will need to build a sustainable makerspace.