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Designing and Implementing a Makerspace

Makerspaces are gaining traction as an environment that challenges students to create and learn through hands-on, personalized experiences.

No matter where your future makerspace is - your classroom, library, museum or home - it will bring a wealth of benefits to all who participate.

Join us for a highly-interactive two-day workshop designed in collaboration with the Roanoke Higher Education Center. You'll learn how to plan, deploy and evaluate a makerspace and how collaborations enrich learning and extend it beyond your space.

Makerspaces have multiple educational benefits which include:

  • providing the opportunity to innovate
  • creating real-world applications
  • learning to take failure in stride
  • exposure to new opportunities (creative ways to approach learning and reach solutions)
  • building critical thinking and problem-solving skills

If you've ever wanted to create a makerspace, this workshop is for you!

Contact:  Program Manager Robyn Smyth, (540) 767-6096,