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The big, boxy California transplant is being adopted by Southern Methodist University and will be retooled for Texas to help teachers fuel the creative spark in students.
An interview with the director and co-director of the SMU Maker Education Project about how students use the Deason Innovation Gym, the makerspace housed at SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering.
In the 5 years since its inception, SparkTruck has crisscrossed the country, engaged thousands of kids and educators, and inspired a number of maker education initiatives. In these years, we’ve come to realize that our mission is to develop and spread pedagogical best practices for maker-based education, with the goal of moving maker-based education beyond a fad and into the mainstream. Now the SparkTruck is on the move again – to a new home and a new crew at SMU in Dallas, Texas.
SMU Maker Education Project Director Katie Krummeck introduces the project’s MakerTruck. SMU students use their maker skills to outfit the truck so it’s ready to take Maker-Based Instruction on the road!