How to: Create a maker space

12sep3:30 pm4:45 pmHow to: Create a maker spaceWebinar for Teachers & Educators


(Thursday) 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


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A maker space is a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring and sharing. It provides hands-on, creative ways for students to design, experiment, learn and invent as they engage with science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM).

Maker spaces can be a great addition to any school, and a dedicated maker space does not need to break the budget! In this webinar, Mick Byrne from The Edge at the State Library of Queensland guides you through process of determining your own individual school’s needs and identifying potential starting points for design. He discusses maker space essentials and provides a number of resources for getting started.


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Mick Byrne has been a familiar face in the Queensland youth arts scene for the better part of 15 years and loves having the opportunity to collaborate with and mentor young creatives, or as he puts it, “live vicariously through their work”. During his time in the youth arts sector, Mick has worked with groups such as Speakout/Human Ventures, Youth Arts Queensland and Access Arts Inc, where he was spotted by The Edge.


Mick brings ideas to fruition at The Edge. He really jumps at the chance to get his hands dirty; cutting up MDF in a workshop or testing power tools before they hit the shelves. Mick is also involved in mentoring and supervising The Edge’s programming interns.