Have you heard of Global Maker Day? Were you involved in this year’s event? Recently, our school was fortunate enough to be a part of this year’s Global Maker Day 2022.
We actually have the founder’s daughter at our school. Therefore, some of our teachers were involved in this amazing day (Heather Brantley & Amy Heim). ❤️
Here are a few of the stats from this year’s event:
- Who started Global Maker Day? Jaime Donally
- When did this event start? May 17, 2016
- When does Global Maker Day take place? Annually each October
- What day did this take place this year? October 18, 2022 and was live streamed from Roper Mountain Science Museum in Greenville, South Carolina
- How many classrooms were impacted? 665 classrooms
- How many students were involved? 76, 284
- In how many states did Global Maker Day take place? 41 states
- What is the purpose of this event? Student engagement, and they are provided the opportunity to be creative and think WAY beyond a worksheet
- You can see more of this amazing day on their website at: Global Maker Day
You’ll view how students are involved in so many higher-level thinking activities such as: coding, Maker Space, creating objects with 3D pens, making games, using straws and Play Doh to create while using math formulas, and much more. How cool is that?! 👏
Thank you, Heather Brantley, Amy Heim, and Jaime Donally for involving our middle school students in this fun and memorable day! 🙌
Check it out, and think about being a part of this amazing event next year (TBA)! Your students will thank you for it.
Until next time,