The Power of Maker Stations
From Blair Banks
The Power of Maker Stations: STEM learning through hands-on experiences
Hannah Oldham and Sean Mills
As education and learning changed abruptly in 2020, STEM educators have struggled to create authentic hands-on STEM experiences. While there are many creative ways to experience STEM learning in a virtual setting, some experiences cannot be recreated over a computer screen. In this presentation, we will discuss how a local community partnership between The Maker Station, Georgia Makes PPE, and the Sprayberry STEM academy has safely created an engaging hands-on learning experience by designing, making, and delivering PPE across the state. We will discuss how to find and create local partnerships, the benefits of Maker Stations to STEM education, and how you can use the pandemic as a way to foster authentic STEM learning to solve real-world problems.