BitSpace's Maker Curriculum
Your one-stop resource for all things maker ed in one convenient platform!
Our curriculum extensively covers information on tools, techniques, and materials, and a whole host of activities and projects that you can use in your classroom.
Backed by our collaboration with thousands of students and some of the most talented maker education professionals, this rich curriculum will help you bring design and making to your classroom in no time.
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The BitSpace Curriculum is more than just a collection of projects.
It's a set of one-of-a-kind engagements, connected thoughtfully to video-supported training in various territories — Design Thinking, Communications, Material Construction, Digital Fabrication, and Electronics.
Why This Curriculum?
Curriculum by Design
Looking for a quick activity to solidify a math lesson and want it to include something tangible? We have that. Need a full semester’s worth of curriculum for your new makerspace? We have that, too.
Flexible and Applicable
Our curriculum is divided into content territories that can be used as stand-alone units or a comprehensive course of study. It is aligned with Common Core, Next Generation Science, and other widely implemented standards.
BitSpace has worked with thousands of students and has collaborated with some of the most talented maker education professionals to design this rich curriculum.
How It Works
The curriculum is divided into two types of content: Elements and Engagements.
Elements are universal components that act as "building blocks" to support a variety of Engagements.
- Tools/Materials: things we use
- Concepts: ways of thinking
- Techniques: ways of doing
Engagements are hands-on experiences that use the Elements in various ways over different lengths of time.
Our flexible curriculum can be implemented in various ways to suit your classroom or out-of-school-time programming. Here are some options:
Use standalone engagements.
Choose from our collection of engaging projects and activities to connect your classroom to making. Select the engagements that align with your students, availability, and learning objectives.
Follow one (or more) of our sequences.
Each of the territories will offer a progressive sequence, focused on developing those particular territory skills.
Build your own projects.
If you have your own projects but need support in teaching techniques and getting students up to speed, our Concept and Techniques Elements are reusable building blocks. They are designed to be independent and provide guidance on tools, materials, and implementation to help bring your dream project to life.
Who We Are
After working with thousands of students, facilitating professional development for educators, and partnering with schools, BitSpace is supporting educators further through this comprehensive curriculum.
Every piece of content has been produced by our Guides who have spent the past five years redefining what’s possible for kids to do with design and making in the classroom.
Our curriculum is backed by a team with extensive education backgrounds and collaboration with experts in architecture, design, engineering, and computer programming.
Explore a Sample Lesson
Take a look at some examples of content included in our curriculum.