The Maker Playbook: A Guide to Creating Inclusive Learning Experiences

The Maker Playbook: A Guide to Creating Inclusive Learning Experiences

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For School Leaders and K-12 Educators

Get concrete strategies for designing and implementing cultural and instructional supports for maker learning, and equipping makerspaces to model universal design for learning (UDL) in action.

School leaders and classroom teachers alike are looking for ways to integrate maker learning into their work in meaningful ways, but they simply don't have the time, capacity or resources to review, synthesize or adapt existing models into their own school systems. The Maker Playbook offers a vision and the tools needed to streamline the process, including high-impact strategies you can put directly into action to foster an inclusive maker learning environment.

In these pages, you'll find ready-to-use strategies and resources to guide learners in the design thinking maker learning process. With the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guidelines as a basis, you'll get ideas for helping all students learn, and guidance for developing the scaffolding to help all learners reach levels of higher-order thinking and engagement.

The book:
  • Offers strategies that can be implemented on a personalized and systemic level to build a maker learning culture and program from the ground up.
  • Highlights "Go Remote" tips with each strategy to assist you in implementing the ideas in a virtual environment.
  • Includes recommendations for prioritizing and choosing from the strategies provided to help with planning and implementation.
  • Offers resources for engagement, representation, action and expression to improve accessibility and boost students' executive functioning skills.
  • Includes QR codes and links to digital versions and templates for scaffolding learning to help you jump into action.

Whether your school system has begun this journey and is looking for ways to enhance established maker learning and makerspaces or is ready to start laying the foundation for providing maker learning experiences for all learners, this book is designed to help educators make maker learning more accessible for all.

Audience: K-12 educators and school leaders

Author: Caroline Haebig
Publisher: International Society for Technology in Educa
Published: 09/28/2021
Pages: 240
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 9.13h x 7.48w x 0.71d
ISBN: 9781564849199

About the Author
Based in Wisconsin, Caroline Haebig (@Haebig) has extensive experience designing and leading professional learning for teachers, instructional coaches and administrators nationwide. Focused on helping educators develop innovative teaching, learning and assessment practices, she has successfully facilitated student, teacher and administrator preparation for school system 1:1 technology initiatives to support student learning, and led districtwide work in inclusive maker learning and technological literacy. Haebig is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Google Certified Innovator, and a recipient of the University of Indiana Jacobs Educator Award and the ISTE Outstanding Young Educator Award.