The MakeCamp Pilot Option for Professional Development:
Sociocultural Sustainable Innovation

Helen Teague, Doctoral Student, Pepperdine University

Updated Paper available here http://www.learntechlib.org/fromc/48926

Suggested MakeCamp Schedule: Welcome and Day 1-3 Schedule

Welcome and Resources


Welcome to MCGO MakeCamp!   #MCGO

 This camp will provide face-to-face, hands-on and virtually supported professional development that is immediately          relevant for teachers through these Objectives:

•Integration of Making into the curriculum

•Improvement of Instructional practice

•Immersion in an Authentic Learning experience

•Improved student achievement in the standards-led curriculum

GOAL: The primary goal of MCGO-MakeCamp is to help educators learn by making about learning by making. The MakeCamp provides resources, pedagogical theories, instructional strategies, and practices that will build skills and competencies.  Ultimately, the MCGO-MakeCamp will help educators use resources in Makerspaces and other learning technologies more effectively in an effort to transform their instruction and student learning.

To enhance and support this experience educators will be using an online learning resource. This site includes session            presentations, templates and online resources. We hope you enjoy this learning experience.

Here’s the schedule for the next three days:


Appendix C Day 1 Schedule
Summer MakeCamp #MCGO



Presentation Topics



Entrance Activity

Take a Tour of the Makerspace

  • Writeboard
  • Google Doc


Camp Opening

Meet Fellow Educators (Campers)
Meet the Mentors/Moderators

  • NA


Camp Format

Introduction to the MCGO format, activities, project and resources.
MakeCamp Theme: Collect/Design/Build/Troubleshoot

  • QR-Code to Edublog Portal


Skype Chat

What is Making? with Dr. Leah Buechley

  • Skype Projection


Let’s Make!

·         Plan your Maker activity/project.  OR

·         Make a mini-project together: LED Bookmark

·         Working with Mentors and Moderators


Online Collaborative Models

·         Review similar online Maker projects

·         and/or Explore resources embedded in Edublog Portal (Optional)

·         or Continue Making!!

·         Maker Project Hotlist



  • Collegial Convos (Optional): Describe a time when you learned something new.
  • Catered in the Maker Hall


Let’s Make!

·         Plan your Maker activity/project.

·         Finish mini-project together

·         Working with Mentors and Moderators


Exit Card Survey


  • Name one thing you learned today that will be used in the future. (front of card)
  • Name one thing you would like to learn tomorrow. (back of card)
  • Index cards




Day 2 Schedule
Summer MakeCamp   #MCGO

Presentation Topics



Camp Housekeeping

Updates and exit card responses


Continuing Your Maker Project

MakeCamp Theme: Collect/Design/Build/Troubleshoot

·         Continue Projects!!!

·         Work with Mentors and Moderators

·         and/or Explore resources

  • Action Goals: (place on Google Doc)

Skype Break

What are some trends in Maker education: Wearables

Skype with (proposed) Dr. Yasmin Kafai

  • Skype Projection

Collegial  Activity

  • Continue Projects!!
  •  Design Journal



Collegial Convos (Optional): Recommend three Maker learning activities that infuse technology to a colleague.

  • Student Union

Continuing Your Maker Project

·         Continue Projects

·         Work with Mentors and Moderators

·         and/or Explore resources


·         Activity

·         Explore resources embedded in Edublog Portal


Skype Break

  What are some trends in Maker education:
               After-school Maker Club
     Skype with Dr. Vickie Kim,
     Makerspace Clubs

  • Skype Projection

Collegial  Activity

  • Continue Projects!!
  • Name something you learned today and something you want to learn tomorrow
  •  Design Journal

Day 3 Schedule
Summer MakeCamp   #MCGO

Presentation Topics



Camp Housekeeping

Updates and exit card responses

·         Whiteboard



"How can my Maker experience influence my instruction in the upcoming semester?"

Conversation with educators at the Singapore American School (SAS)


Continuing Your Maker Project

  • Continue to develop your Maker activity/project.
  • Prototype and Test

·         Action Plan Template


Skype Chat

  • Next Steps in Making: Arduinos
    Oscar Guzman, Pepperdine University
  • Skype Projection


Sharing Your Project:

Maker Gallery Walk for Your Projects

  • Caption your Maker activity/project.
  • Share your project(s): Maker-Faire!
  • Leave Kudos for colleagues.
  • Participant's Maker projects
  • Post-its
  • Digital Photos


Q&A/Work Evaluation

TPACK Evaluation

            TPACK Evaluation




Badge Graduation!!!

Hugs & High Fives




Contact Information:
Helen Teague, helen.teague@pepperdine.edu, @TweetTeague
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