Creating Inclusive Maker Programs and Environments

2:00 – 5:00 | University of California, Irvine. Student Center. Emerald Bay E | Wednesday, October 5, 2016
3 hours | 40 participants maximum
Cost: $50

*This workshop has been canceled.

Kylie Peppler, Associate Professor of Learning Sciences. Director of The Creativity Labs | Email: | Twitter: @DrPeppler

Jessica Ross, Senior Practitioner Specialist, Project Zero Education Coordinator, Project Zero Classroom, Harvard Graduate School of Education | Email:

The maker movement emphasizes learning through making. With its roots in the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) culture, making can span low-tech activities, such as crafting and sewing, to high-tech activities such as 3D printing or laser cutting. Maker activities and programs have been used in schools, in libraries, in museums, and in a variety of other environments. While some scholars have critiqued that the movement’s lack of diversity, this workshop focuses on how to leverage such making to be inclusive a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. Join us in this hands-on workshop to design maker activities, opportunities, and environments that bridge to a variety of non-dominant communities. This workshop will explore a variety of ways that programs and spaces can be designed for inclusive learning.

Download workshop flyer here .