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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Craft the Future with (maker)SPACE

As an educator, you’re not just teaching but inspiring the next generation of creators, thinkers, and innovators. The (maker)SPACE program—Supporting Prototyping And Creativity in Education—places you at the heart of this transformation, empowering you with the skills and knowledge to bring your visionary ideas to life.

Master Excellence in (maker)SPACE

  • Cohort-based Learning Model – Connect with an intimate group of educators impacting change alongside each other.
  • Comprehensive instruction and hands-on support, you’ll master the essential tools of a Makerspace, transforming ideas into tangible models and prototypes.
  • Delve into strategies that spur innovation and invention, weaving creative problem-solving and collaboration into the fabric of your teaching

Learning Outcomes

  • Earn a CA Certificate of Achievement as a Makerspace Coordinator and 18 quarter units from Foothill College.
  • Makerspace Access – Enjoy access to all equipment, specialized training, and on-demand staff support at the KCI Makerspace.
  • A 3D printer to keep.
  • Apply Design Thinking in meaningful ways that impact your learners.
  • Learn from expert instructors who have direct experience with makerspace coordination.
  • Connect with educators embracing change right alongside each other.
  • Expand your maker mindset and exercise more creative capacity
  • Sharpen your maker skills for both personal and professional growth
  • Maximize the instructional impact of your current makerspace

Skills You Will Learn:

There are three phases of the SPACE Program: 1) Design Thinking, 2) Computational Thinking, and 3) Design Challenges. Each phase is framed by KCI’s Ten Maker Mindsets, which include:

  • Wonder: Notice inspiration and where it comes from.
  • Tinker: Mess around with things to see what they do.
  • Collaborate: Share your ideas and work with others
  • Design: Organize your thoughts and ideas into specific solutions.
  • Prototype: Build models to test them out, revising as needed.
  • Solve Problems: Use thinking routines to analyze situations and develop solutions.
  • Take Risks: Try new things, even if you aren’t sure they will work.
  • Celebrate Failure: Embrace fails and share them so that everyone can learn and celebrate with you.
  • Extend: Consider where you can apply what you are learning to other parts of your life.
  • Have Fun: Enjoy the process and embrace the mess.

What Makes the (maker)SPACE Program Unique?

KCI’s SPACE Program offers hands-on learning that empowers educators to participate as makers and experience the potential of a maker learning environment firsthand. As participants move through the activities and projects, they are guided by expert instructors to consider the roles of the teacher and makerspace coordinator in the implementation of maker education in their environments. Participants receive direct equipment training on 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, and more. Creativity and play infuse every activity and are central to the learning experiences both in the program and back in the school communities.

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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