Makers and Education

Bok Academy at Maker Faire Orlando 2018

Harness the Maker Movement in Your Classroom!

Are you interested in learning more about making in the classroom, makerspaces, or the maker movement in general? There are lots of ways we can help!

We can help you:

Looking for information for Homeschool parents? Check out our Homeschool programs!

The Maker Effect Foundation

The Maker Effect Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity that exists to activate and amplify the efforts of makers as they learn, build and work together in their communities. As part of our mission, we produce Maker Faire Orlando, we operate MakerFX Makerspace in South Orlando and we work with educators throughout Central Florida.

Maker Faire Orlando

Maker Faire Orlando is a community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music, hands-on-activities, and more. It’s an event where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.

Florida Educators (all grade levels including college / university) receive Free admission to Maker Faire Orlando. In addition, pre-registered Title I school groups including students, educators, and chaperones receive free admission. If your organization is interested in sponsoring our programs for educators, please visit our sponsor information page.

To receive free educator admission to Maker Faire Orlando for you and a guest, please bring your school ID to the educators check-in area at entrance to the event. You are welcome to attend the event with your guest on both days of the event, however you will need to check-in and show ID both days. If you attend on two separate days, you may bring the same guest both days, however you may only bring a total of one guest to the event regardless of how many days you attend. Your guest may be asked to show identification. Please subscribe to our Maker Faire Orlando Educator email newsletter (and add educators@makerfaireorlando.com to your contacts) so that you can stay informed on event information and any updates to the check-in process.

Title I schools wishing to bring a group of students, chaperones, and educators should fill out our Maker Faire Orlando Title I School Group Ticket Request.

Each year we curate (in the month before the event) a special set of Maker Faire Orlando exhibits that are targeted for educators. If you can’t see everything at Maker Faire, you can use this list to prioritize! Many of these exhibits are created by educators, or these makers have indicated they are willing to help educators.

We maintain a list of local makers that are willing to do demonstrations or talks in your classrooms, help with project ideas, or provide training for educators looking to expand their skills sets and we partner with makerspaces such as FamiLABFactur, and MakerFX as well as organizations including Deltamaker 3D Printers and The Orlando Science Center.

Stay up to date with the latest on the Maker Movement in Central Florida with our Maker Faire Orlando Educator email newsletter.

If you would like to learn more about Maker Faire Orlando or for assistance bringing the maker movement into your classroom, email us at educators@makerfaireorlando.com

Other Resources

If you would like to learn more about Maker Faire Orlando or for assistance bringing the maker movement into your classroom, email us at educators@makerfaireorlando.com