The MakeCamp Pilot Option for Professional Development:Sociocultural Sustainable Innovation
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AbstractThis paper proposes a disruptive innovation for educational, professional development: a summer Makerspace camp for K-12 educators called the MakeCamp. Educational and Community resources coalesce to produce the summer MakeCamp pilot. This paper proposes that a Makerspace innovation that leverages best practices of Autonomy, Resources, Time, and Expert guidance (Darling-Hammond, 2013) that are necessary for effective professional development. The resulting peer-to-peer network MakeCamp follows a research-based, 3-phase initiative from ideation to sustainability. The MakeCamp Pilot Option innovation is supported by learning theories of experiential learning, constructivism, constructionism, and the TPACK instructional framework. This paper provides research support, implementation plan, schedule, and a QR-code to access resource handouts for immediate implementation.