Makerspaces - A Tool for Youth Engagement

When: October 12, 2016, 9:30 AM ET

YouthPower Learning Youth Engagement Community of Practice hosted this webinar about how makerspaces foster movement, innovation, and creativity designed and maintained by youth. A makerspace is a collaborative workshop that leverages science and technology, along with innovation tools and approaches to spark creativity. For youth, makerspaces often operate as “safe spaces” for those who are not compelled by traditional behavior change activities. However, the Maker Movement can go beyond forming social bonds and developing soft skills. Makerspaces can engage youth in meaningful ways through learning and teaching rapid prototyping techniques and empowering them as leaders in the vast ecosystem of open source hardware and software designs.

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Presentation: application/pdf Youth Engagement Community of Practice Webinar_Oct2016.pdf (1.02 MB)​



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