We offer lots of different programs in the USA:
Activity Provider: Programs such as summer camps, after-school programs
|Want maker activities for kids at your school, library, event, or organization? For schools, we do after-school programs, lunchtime programs, workshops, curriculum-based programs, and more. We also do programs at events, such as rocket launching at Fort York, 3D design at the Harbourfront Centre, 3D printing at the Textile Museum of Canada, toy hacking and robot battles at Maker Faire Toronto, robot battles at Maker Faire Rome, rocket launching at schools, and more. If your organization is interested in hiring us to run maker activities for kids or adults at your location, let us know! Email [email protected]
We also offer information services. The National Science Foundation hired us in March 2013 to participate in the STEM badges working group. Here’s their final report, with MakerKids in it:
Education and Training Services, Educational Services
|Looking for something you don’t see on this list? Want a training for your group? Want to host a party for your family? Take a private lesson? Have us teach something to your group remotely? Do something else that we may never have thought of? Cool! If you have 6 kids or more we can come to you! Email us for our Program Catalogue at [email protected]
Educator Training We offer professional development, consulting and speaking, with past clients including the Toronto Public Library. We can help you learn how to teach maker activities to kids (e.g. 3D printing, Arduino, robotics, and more), how to set up a makerspace for kids, what supplies to buy, and more. We also have spoken at various conferences and events such as Maker Faire Rome, Maker Faire Toronto, the Creative Making Conference at the University of Toronto, Make2Learn in Chicago, and more. If you are interested in having us do professional development, consulting or speaking, email [email protected]. Chicago links:
Educational Products We sell robotics kits that we have created! Email us if you are interested. Development of Educational Curriculum
|We develop curriculum and products, and are currently doing so for Intel, 3D Systems, and the Toronto Public Library. Email us at [email protected] for more information.
Franchising We envision a future where there are chapters of MakerKids all over the world. If you are interested in franchising, please email us.
Instructor Licensing and Certification We can license teachers so that they are MakerKids-certified to teach topics like Arduino, 3D printing, etc. Email us if interested.