Maker Experience

This year, the Indiana Connected Educators conference is excited to include a special experience for attendees interested in Maker Education and the role it plays in teaching students the Design Process and empowers them to own their own learning. 

Our Maker Experience is designed to introduce curious educators to the ways in which Maker Education aligns to STEM/STEAM, Computer Science, Project and Problem-Based Learning, Future Ready Skills, and Learner-Centered Education.

The Maker Experience runs from Wednesday, October 16th to Friday, October 18th, and conference attendees can enjoy as little or as much of the experience as they like, read on to discover a few of the highlights!

Pre-Conference Maker Workshops

Interested attendees can register for one of three full-day Maker workshops that will be offered on Wednesday, October 16th. These workshops give participants a hands-on deep dive experience with one of three exciting technologies:

Build Your Own Drone with 1st Maker Space ($499)

Build Your Own 3D Printer with 1st Maker Space ($499)

Become Makey Makey Certified with 5-Star Technology Solutions ($100)

Wednesday Afternoon Movie

If you are interested in learning more about the Maker Movement, we invite you to join us for a FREE screening of Maker: The Movie at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, October 16th in the Noblesville High School Large Group Instruction Theater. Our friends at 1st Maker Space will be providing the snacks and the movie is a fun exploration of what it means to be a Maker.

Thursday and Friday Maker Space Experiences

During the main conference, the Maker Space will be open for self-guided exploration as well as special programming, challenges, and giveaways. Our friends at 5-Star Technologies and Mackin are helping us design a very interactive learning space that will be filled with opportunities to create, build, tinker, explore and learn. The Maker Space will be open during the following times:

  • 9:45-12:15, Thursday, October 17th.
  • 2:40-4:10, Thursday, October 17th.
  • 9:45-11:55, Friday, October 18th.

And don’t miss our Creativity and Maker Spotlight Chats!

Makers and Creators

The Indiana Connected Educators are fortunate to be able to bring you a whole slate of exciting content from some of the country’s leaders in Maker Education and Creative Learning. Check out these speakers to learn even more: