District Support

STEM Lab / Makerspace Consulting

Consulting Services

A school makerspace is where students come together to build, tinker, explore, and invent. Makerspaces create lasting meaning, foster innovation, and make a positive impact.

A makerspace is not defined by the tools available or the size of the actual space, but by the pedagogy involved in enabling students to innovate and create. Best practice is to design maker opportunities that align to curriculum, define the objective/intent, but do not confine creativity or choreograph the outcome. The most critical factor in a successful, sustainable school makerspace is implementation of the learning culture and community.

The Learning Technology Center can provide professional learning and advice to schools interested in creating or refreshing makerspaces.

CS & STEM Events

Upcoming Events

Drones in the Classroom ROE11

| $135

As drones continue to grow in both popularity and functionality, businesses are rapidly expanding their uses of unmanned aerial vehicles. As we look for new ways to prepare our students […]

CS Fundamentals – Lake County ROE

| $25

CS Fundamentals is an introductory workshop for elementary educators new to teaching computer science who want to explore teaching Code.org’s CS Fundamentals curriculum.

Drones in the Classroom ROE3

| $135

Come discover what it takes to bring drones into the classroom as a part of this hands-on workshop.

Sarah Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Program Manager, Computer Science and STEM, Learning Technology Center

Sarah leads computer science and STEM initiatives, manages partnerships with state and national organizations, and elevates the LTC’s role as a thought leader in the K-12 computer science space.

Eric Santos
Eric Santos
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Chicagoland, Learning Technology Center

Eric develops and leads professional learning programs, trainings, and resources related to curricular integration, digital access, and technology infrastructure in the Chicagoland region.