Global Maker Day

Online Oct 18 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Price: Free


The attendees participating in the event will not purchase any special supplies because Global Maker Day is about creatively using what you already have. 

This year, our organizing team will host the event from Roper Mountain Science Center in South Carolina. We will showcase various locations around the Science Center to inspire ideas to build a maker atmosphere.

On average, we have around 700 classrooms registered from countries around the world. We anticipate this year's event will be another success. 

Below are some ways to participate in the event.

LEARN

Connect virtually and LEARN. View makers worldwide discuss different projects, learning spaces, creations, coding, 3D designs, art lessons, etc. There will be 16 sessions that are 30 minutes long. When you arrive at the landing page, view the live event and view the schedule and challenges, plus access resources. More information will be updated as we approach the event.

SHARE

We will spotlight those that have amazing things to share. We will have 30-minute presentations SHARED throughout the day from students, parents, teachers, companies, and industry professionals.

PLAY

Participate in challenges throughout the day to allow your class to solve problems, be creative, and PLAY. Challenges will be posted on the landing page a few days before the event to inspire maker activities, but how much you participate in the challenges is up to you.

FAQ

What is a Makerspace?

Makerspaces are a place where people assemble to create, learn, share, and invent. Many schools are beginning to see the benefit of offering a place where students can be creative, and some of these spaces have started in the library. While the concept of makerspaces may be covered, the importance of building student MAKERS is the emphasis of #GlobalMakerDay.

How will I participate?

You will participate in #GlobalMakerDay by going to our website. The sessions will be shared in early-October and available in the embedded slides on the landing page. You can watch the session and participate by chatting with the presenters and students worldwide. We hope your class will create locally and share globally by showing what they’ve made on Twitter using #GlobalMakerDay.

How long will the sessions be?

There will be 16 sessions, which will each be 1/2 hour long. The sessions will consist of makers sharing how they have implemented a “maker” atmosphere. The schedule of presentations will be available at the beginning of October.

Am I required to be on video to participate? 

No. You will only be on video if you apply and get selected to be a presenter.

Do I have to do the challenges?

No, but we hope your class will be active during the event. The challenges are offered to create an environment of student innovation. Some classrooms participate in all challenges, some do one challenge, and other classrooms make their own challenges.

What if I can’t join Global Maker Day on the day of the event?

We understand that school activities and schedules can limit you from participating live. If you can’t join us live during the event, we hope you’ll go back and watch when you’re free. Don’t forget to post what your students create using #GlobalMakerDay. Many classrooms join in after the event (and sometimes before), so you’ll continue to see posts the entire week of #GlobalMakerDay.

Where can I apply to present?

We are looking for innovative makers to present and motivate our students to create. Applications are open now on our website.

Notifications will be sent out in early September to confirm selected sessions. A schedule of sessions will be available in early October on the landing page, website, and our social media accounts.

If selected, how will I present?

Each session will be shared on our website. If selected, you will receive a Zoom link to join the video webinar to share your presentation. We will invite you to the video chat before the event.

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Global Maker Day

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