Makerspaces: Aligned Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
2.6 Information and Communication Technology
4.5 Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically.
4.4 Maintain student safety
3.4 Select and use resources
3.1 Establish challenging learning goals
Implement teaching strategies for using ICT to expand curriculum learning opportunities for students.
Use effective teaching strategies to integrate ICT into learning and teaching programs to make selected content relevant and meaningful.
Set learning goals that provide achievable challenges for students of varying abilities and characteristics.
Set explicit, challenging and achievable learning goals for all students.
Demonstrate knowledge of a range of resources, including ICT, that engage students in their learning.
Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.
Describe strategies that support students’ wellbeing and safety working within school and/or system, curriculum and legislative requirements.
Ensure students’ wellbeing and safety within school by implementing school and/or system, curriculum and legislative requirements.
Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant issues and the strategies available to support the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT in learning and teaching.
Incorporate strategies to promote the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT in learning and teaching.
By accessing and using ideas from the Makerspace website graduate teachers will be able to demonstrate knowledge of current ICT trends of interest to 21st century learners and adapt these to teaching and learning opportunities.
By incorporating Makerspaces into teaching and learning programs proficient teachers will be able to demonstrate the incorporation of innovative ICT to make content more in tune with the experiences of 21st century learners.
By adapting Makerspaces as an educational environment teachers will be able to set a range of goals for student in a stimulating environment.
The ability to differentiate in the Makerspace environment evolves from being able to provide a range of resources that students can use to achieve an end goal.
Makerspaces are inviting and in providing ICT projects such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi students are invited to understand the programming behind technology.
Makerspace projects allow students to decide on the direction that the learning takes dependant on the skills students already hold. The programming available via Raspberry Pi and Arduino means students can create complex coding systems to achieve a number of end products.
Due to the practical nature of Makerspace activities it is necessary to make sure that a risk assessment (QLD example: please check your state/territory regulations) of the activity is undertaken.
Due to the practical nature of Maker Space activities it is necessary to make sure that a risk assessment (QLD example: Please check your state/territory regulations) of the activity is undertaken.
Teachers need to understand the role of digital citizenship in any activity involving ICT.
Teachers will be able to embed digital citizenship awareness within the activities for the Makerspace that involve ICT.
7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities
Understand the role of external professionals and community representatives in broadening teachers’ professional knowledge and practice.
Be a member of Makerspace networks/communities that teachers can access for advice and information including innovative ways to use Makerspaces.
Participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice.
Be an active contributor to Makerspace networks/communities and sharing knowledge gained through these networks/communities to improve the Makerspace experience for students.