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July 2013

Maker Training Camp

Here is an AWESOME resource for Makers:

Maker Training Camp

Description (from the website):

Today, makers seeking to learn a new skill or how to make a specific project have few options for training. Many Makerspaces offer courses, but these are frequently safety and basic use courses for specific machines and are often limited to an introductory level. YouTube videos and Massive Open Online Courses are great until you have a question for the teacher.

Today, we offer you a new way of learning: Maker Training Camps. Training Camps are collaborative online courses designed to help you learn a new skill or build a specific project. Camps use hangouts and communities to make it easy to work with other students and teachers. Have a question? Post it in the online community or attend the next weekly office hours session on a Google Hangout. Camps are generally between one and five weeks in length with a lecture, office hours and a project each week.

Our teachers are makers themselves. Some of our teachers have written Make books, some are professors, and some run businesses using what they teach. We select teachers based on whether they know their subjects, not whether they have three PhD’s.

Every lesson in a training camp is accompanied by a project to help learn. Every camp ends with a final project you can share with your entire class. You get to decide what your project is and how hard it might be.