Session 1: Setting a Vision for Making

Upload what you’ve completed with your vision statement – either what you’ve written in the tool or your current version of a vision statement. You could also include a video recording of you making your pitch!

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I made all the vision in Portuguese, but if I have difficulty then I will send it in English.

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MakerSpace Vision Statement (2nd Grade):
We believe in a strong academic and character based foundation based on the desire to explore, lead, and serve a global society. We aim to set the stage for our scholars to collaborate, design, re-purpose, and problem solve through trouble-shooting, diagnosis, and trial and error. We know when students are confident in their discovery through perseverance and inquiry, true learning takes place- even stretching ideas to ask new questions to explore. We will succeed when students show independence using materials, collaborate with others to engineer and design, and seek out the MakerSpace to initiate their own challenges.


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We’ve come up with the following for our upcoming exhibition HandMADE:
WE BELIEVE making creates value around objects and a greater understanding of subjects. People are and have always been makers and our collection highlights that. This exhibition supports our museum mission by engaging audiences through the act of making in the presence of our collections. BASED ON our extensive collection, demonstrated application of VTS, and our varied staff expertise in collections, education, exhibition design, and maker knowledge. WE AIM TO facilitate the love of making, provide a new and exciting access point for our collections, and help visitors to develop a passion for our collection and buy in for preservation. FOR WHOM new and existing visitors, families, summer camps and youth groups, and makers and artists. Our stakeholders are our visitors, staff and volunteers, board members, artists and makers, educators, VTS trainers, and Smithsonian Affiliates. BECASUSE WE KNOW people want to touch and interact with our exhibits. Physical engagement leads to deeper understanding and a more memorable experience. Interactives encourage family visitation and learning across generations. We have observed that visitors tend to spend more time in galleries when there is an invitation to interact. WE WILL SUCCEED WHEN the space is active with people engaging in discussions, making, and observing. People spend more time in the gallery, and they come back. We will measure this through facilitator evaluation and visitor feedback. We will explore creative methods of evaluation such as an invitation for visitors to photograph themselves with finished projects.

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Our makerspace allows students to learn to lead their learning. We will use the maker mindset to grow our Hive attributes (courage, determination, respect, community, compassion, hope) into the four maker mindsets.

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