SPACE Program

Tap into your innovative potential

CA State Certificate of Achievement as a Makerspace Coordinator PLUS 18 Quarter Units from Foothill College, access to the KCI makerspace, & a 3D Printer to keep

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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 plenty of opportunities to practice new skills.

Program Advantages

  • Cohort-based Learning Model – Connect with an intimate group of educators impacting change right alongside each other.
  • Expert Instruction – Learn from instructors and guest lecturers who are experts in their fields and have direct experience with Makerspace coordination.
  • Cutting-Edge Makerspace Access – Enjoy access to all equipment, specialized training, and on-demand staff support at the KCI Makerspace.

Is this program right for you?

  • Are you an innovative educator looking to apply design thinking in meaningful and impactful ways with your learners?
  • Are you aiming to sharpen your maker skills for either personal or professional growth?
  • Are you looking to maximize the instructional impact of your current makerspace?
  • Do you want to expand your maker mindset and exercise more creative capacity?
Follow-Up Days

SPACE will be entirely in person at the Krause Center in Los Altos Hills, CA, on the following dates:

  • July 9-11
  • July 30-August 1
  • September 28
  • November 16
  • January 25
  • March 15

Program Instructors

  • Kas Pereira
    Kas Pereira
    Teacher in Residence at the Krause Center for Innovation
    Kas is the current Teacher in Residence at the KCI. She is in charge of curriculum development, course management, and instruction. She is also the Director of the KCI’s Makerspace and Makerspace programs.
  • William Cavada
    William Cavada
    CTE Program Leader for the Multimedia Pathway
    Mr. Cavada works as a multimedia artist experienced in bringing digital tools and media technology to students and adults. He is an adjunct professor at Foothill College and helps run the MakeSapce program. His focus is on teaching teachers and community members design thinking, prototyping, and how-to-use computer-aided design and manufacturing tools in the Makerspace.…

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