Lesson 4: Identifying and Engaging Your Community
Collaboration, inclusivity, and community building are core components of the Maker Movement. Explore ways to engage students, parents, teachers, librarians, and the local business community. Consider how your community can contribute to building and sustaining your makerspace.
- Identifying and Engaging your Community presented by University of Michigan: Bringing together students, educators, businesses, and local organizations
- Info Today, “Making and Community Engagement in the Library”
- DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library, “Community Engagement and Makerspace”
- Maker Ed, Youth Makerspace Playbook, “Sustainability”, p. 52
- Make a list: Identify community stakeholders who you can involve in your makerspace.
- Attend a local event: Find a local Maker Faire, PTA event, or other school meeting and grow the network that will help bring your makerspace to life.
- Connecting with the Community
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