What is KCI's (Maker)SPACE Program?
Winter 2022 Cohort At-A-Glance
18 units, free 3-D printer, 3 year membership to KCI makerspace, collaborative cohort of like-minded educators, Makerspace Coordinator Certificate from the State of California, best practices on how to use tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, poster printers, and more.
- Start Date: January 21, 2022
- End Date: July 30, 2022
- Frequency: approximately once per month on Friday AND Saturday
- Friday evening online (5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Pacific)
- Saturday in-person (10:00 am to 4:00 pm) at the Krause Center for Innovation
- Live Class Meetings:
- Friday, January 21 and Saturday, January 22
- Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12
- Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12
- Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9
- Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14
- Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11
- Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9
- Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30
- Cost: $1500 (-20% off for early bird registrations)
Our SPACE program has taken on a new shape during the pandemic! Participants are getting more and more creative while also embracing a "maker mindset."
The (maker)SPACE—Supporting Prototyping And Creativity in Education—program is designed for people who are interested in honing their maker skills and are seeking employment in fabrication laboratories and makerspaces within community centers, libraries, and educational settings. The program provides instruction and support for building models and prototypes, strategies to spark innovation and invention, and creative problem-solving and collaboration.
Participants will learn how to use all of the essential tools of a Makerspace. With the included starter pack of materials and a yearlong membership to the KCI Makerspace, participants will have plenty of opportunities to practice new skills and will enjoy access to ongoing support from a dedicated and skilled staff.
As part of the program, participants will complete all of the courses required to earn the Makerspace Coordinator Certificate. This certificate— currently the only one in California that is state-approved—is ideal for classified and certificated personnel at school sites, community center volunteers and employees, librarians and assistants, and anyone interested in becoming a creative and collaborative member of a makerspace.
See the information below for upcoming registration dates, program information, and frequently-asked-questions.
What’s Included in the Program Cost?
- All ten courses (18 units) required for the Makerspace Coordinator Certificate, including registration and enrollment fees, parking fees, and unit fees (approximately $800 value)
- A one-year full-access membership to the Makerspace ($1400 value), including access to all equipment, specialized trainings, and on-demand staff support, along with members-only events and discounts (due to COVID closure, membership will be extended through 2023 for current cohorts)
- All materials, tools, and textbooks required for the program, including a personal 3D printer to keep
- Nine full days of face-to-face instruction, which includes hands-on design-oriented activities and basic training on all major makerspace machines
- Access to instructors and guest lecturers who are experts in their fields and have direct experience with Makerspace coordination
- A cohort of dedicated and creative peers to provide ongoing support, idea and resource sharing, and a strong maker community
- Online ticketing is limited to California residents who have been continuously residing in the state for at least two years. Non-residents should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss alternative methods for reserving a space in the program.
Total Program Value
COST TO PARTICIPANTS
LINC 77A - Design Thinking Process (2 units)
LINC 77B - Design Thinking & Tinkering (2 units)
LINC 77D - Design Thinking Challenges (2 units)
LINC 78A - Computational Thinking For Educators (2 units)
LINC 84 - Fundamentals Of Makerspace Design And Instruction (3 units)
LINC 84A - 3-D Design Concepts (2 units)
LINC 84B - 3d Design & Fabrication (2 units)
LINC 84D - Vector Graphic Design For Makerspaces (1 unit)
LINC 84E - Laser Cutter Fundamentals (1 unit)
LINC 84F - Vinyl Cutter Fundamentals (1 unit)
What do our participants say?
Really impressive online class experience. It was my first and as a teacher who will be facilitating similar learning environment with kids, I feel like I gained so many ideas and tools that will be useful.
I feel like I can use just about all of the experiences this week that I had as a student with my own students this coming fall.
The leader was very helpful and encouraging to the group. It was a great way to feel respected and validated of the variety of different levels that we had on the Makerspace.
It was very challenging as the topics and projects forced me to think differently than I generally do - but I loved it!
Everything leading up to the intensive was well thought out. From the assignments to the materials delivered to us... an incredible training... Unrulr was also amazing. It allowed us to create a community with our classmates.
I loved how Kas set up the Zoom norms and made sure she explained where everything was on the screen and had us try it to make sure we knew how to use it. She also was flexible and made adjustments when we provided suggestions. All these things help me be more effective when teaching virtually.