The CTE Makeover Challenge is Heading to World Maker Faire!

The CTE Makeover Challenge prize winners had a very busy summer building out their makerspaces and are now gearing up to showcase their work at World Maker Faire in New York! We’re thrilled to celebrate their hard work this coming weekend and hope to see you there! Please mark your calendars for the following sessions to meet the winners and hear their insights from the Challenge.

If you are unable to attend, we invite you to follow along with #CTEMakeover and @EdPrizes on Twitter and check out the video showcase of the winners’ makerspaces below.

“Supporting Diverse Learners through Making” Panel at the Make: Education Forum
Time: Friday 9/30 at 11:15 a.m. ET
Location: New York Hall of Science Auditorium
Albert Palacios, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education, will show video tours from the winners and discuss how maker education supports diverse learning needs with the following experts:

  • Janella Watson, Director of Early Childhood Education, NYSCI
  • Stephanie Chang, Director of Programs, Maker Ed
  • Gina Tesoriero, Special Education Learning Specialist and STEM Educator, MS319 Maria Theresa
  • J. Kemi Ladeji-Osias, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Morgan State University
  • Dorothy Bennett, Director of Creative Pedagogy, NYSCI

During the lunch break, the Ed Prizes team and a group of CTE Makeover prize winners will be available to discuss their Challenge experience and answer any questions on the design and development of their maker programs. If you’ll be attending, keep an eye out for us!

“Winners Tell All” Panel at World Maker Faire
Time: Saturday 10/1 at 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: New York Hall of Science on the Make: Education Stage
On Saturday, we’re heading to the Make: Education stage for a Q&A session with the CTE Makeover prize winners to hear how they brought their own makerspaces to life over the course of the Challenge.

The conversation will explore various topics, such as how schools have modeled their makerspaces to reflect the particular interests of their community and their plans for utilizing their new spaces for interdisciplinary learning. The prize winners will offer practical advice on how they secured early buy-in from administrators and school leaders to grow their maker programs and discuss their challenges and learnings from the build-out phase.

We hope to see you there!