Makerspace Academy for Educators

Do you want your students to become 21st century designers, makers, and innovators? This class will provide you with the ability to help and support your students build knowledge and understanding to compete in a global marketplace. You will learn to use 3D printers, CNC routers, laser cutters and engravers, along with vinyl printing and cutting. You will also learn about resources and tools (price list available) such as Makey Makey, Little Bits, Ozobot and other free resources. The use of new technologies will enhance your understanding of robotic, electronics, and design. If you are thinking about adding a lab, enhancing your classroom or just want to learn about the maker movement, this is a great opportunity to help advance your school district or classroom.

Meet the Instructors

Matt Ehrhardt

Matt Ehrhardt has plenty of experience and a solid education in his background. Matt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Toledo and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Ashland University. Ehrhardt taught in the classroom for eight years and then spent three years in Avon Lake as an assistant principal before returning to the area where he was the principal at Edison Middle School. Matt currently serves as an assistant director for EHOVE, where he oversees the Fab Lab and STEM Education Programming. Matt is also an Adjunct Professor for Ashland University and will be offering graduate credit for this class.

Noah Rasor

Noah Rasor has been using Fab Labs for recreation since 2008 and has worked as a lab tech, high school/college/adult fab lab teacher, coordinator, and manager at several Fab Labs since 2010. He has traveled internationally visiting Fab Labs, winning international fabrication contests, and currently works at the EHOVE Fab Lab as an instructor. He also works for MIT and the Fab Foundation designing and building mobile Fab Labs stationed across the U.S.