Producers: Agamjot Singh & Erica Bregman
Storyline: In 2015, over 150 parents, children, community partners and tech specialists gathered in Ottawa, Canada to develop and deliver “Maker and STEM” activities for beginners. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workshops is not about the stuff we can make; it’s about the meaning we can make and creating access for all to the new economy. Through STEM partnerships, perceptions were changed and new skills were learned. We’ve built a menu of maker activities here for you to share with your community.
Tags: Ottawa, Canada – maker movement, MakerED, STEM training, community partnerships, cross cultural collaboration, social services, community housing, MakerFaire, employment opportunities, new economy, Scratch, Makey Makey, Little Bits, 2D design, 3D design, 3D printing, e-commerce, smart technology, sustainable development.
Program Sponsors: Jewish Family Services of Ottawa, Britannia Woods Community House, Networking4Youth, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, United States Embassy Office of Public Affairs, Ottawa Bytown Rotary Club, Gowlings, MakerFaire Ottawa