Lamplighter, August 2016
In August 2016, we began a partnership with the Lamplighter School to provide maker-education professional development to their school in anticipation of them launching a new makerspace in 2017. We provided two days of professional development for Lamplighter’s entire faculty and staff (80 people), introducing them to our frameworks, teaching them techniques and technical skills, and coaching them through designing their own maker-based lesson. These sessions included tours of the Deason Innovation Gym and the new Teacher Development Studio in the newly opened Harold Clark Simmons Hall. We have continued to engage with smaller cohorts of teachers throughout the 2016–2017 and 2017–2018 school years by coaching them through implementing their own maker education units.