We teach Foothill College courses every quarter. Classes can be taken by Foothill students, high school students, homeschoolers, community member and teachers.
We are working to expand our makerspace classes over time. If you you are interested in offerings you don’t see listed this quarter, please about what we can offer. Note that all Foothills classes require a minimum of 20 students to run.
KCI’s core mission is to serve educators and the Makerspace expands what we offer. As a result some classes every quarter are designed for K14 educators (though all are welcome.)
We also have multiple informal non-credit training sessions for our makerspace members multiple times a month.
Our programs will include an 18-unit Makerspace Certification designed for educators who are seeking employment related to makerspaces. These classes will count towards an accredited certification that we expect to be approved by the State in summer of 2019. Starting in the summer of 2018, ten new courses will be offered focused on design thinking, computational thinking, Computer Science, and 3D design.
Our Winter 2018 Makerspace classes are:
LINC 57 Designing Learner-Centered Instruction in the Makerspace. This course meets in-person from 4pm to 6pm on 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, and 2/20. Everyone is welcome to this class, which targets teachers who are interested in developing maker activities for their K14 students. Vinyl cutters, laser cutters, 3D printers will be covered. Learn to use tools to engage K12 students and allow students to be creative, critical thinkers, and collaborative. We may reschedule the last class depending the February break plans for teachers who sign up for this class. (For questions .)
LINC 57A 1 unit: E-Portfolios: Intro to Makerspace. This course will be a self-paced introduction to makerspace tools that will start on 2/22 and then continue throughout the quarter. Learn a variety of makerspace tools and build a portfolio of completed projects. Appropriate for Foothill students, teachers, and other community members. (For questions .)
LINC 73I 1/2 unit. Designing with Adobe Illustrator for Laser and Vinyl Cutting This class will soon be listed on the schedule and will be taught by Will Cavada, an Adobe Certified Educator. This version of the class will focus specifically on how to design with Illustrator for laser and vinyl cutting. Saturday 3/24/18 9:00am to 2:50pm.