Making in Education Conference

Sponsored by Rockwell Automation

Saturday, September 23, from 9 am to 4 pm in the Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park.

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and Learn Deep will co-host this special program, sponsored by Rockwell Automation, which will include panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and presentations. Sessions include:

  • What is a makerspace? Mobile carts, fab labs and other models
  • Standards-based maker projects, rubric and assessments
  • Instructional techniques to foster project-based learning
  • The impact of making on student achievement: research and findings
  • The Maker Mindset: Collaboration and Design Thinking
  • Tools and technology for an educational makerspace


Maker Faire Milwaukee is part of the Museum’s Maker Initiative, which offers year-round maker programs and events to children and adults of all ages, and professional development training and other support to educators. BBCM makers and educators are members of the Association of Science and Technology Centers, the Association of Children’s Museums and other groups that bring together leaders in maker education. The Museum is a leader in conducting maker education research, in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin, and is among a small group of institutions nationwide providing maker education training under a grant from the federal Department of Education and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Learn Deep

Learn Deep is an independent initiative to accelerate innovation aimed at the development of 21st century skills within Milwaukee area schools. Learn Deep hosts a free monthly forum that brings K12 educators together with leaders from higher ed, the business community and non-profits to build connections and learn from each other. Learn Deep works with schools and outside organizations to implement and refine practices that provide students with authentic learning experiences to develop the skills students (and Milwaukee) will need to thrive in the 21st century.