Maker Certificate Program

A scheduled maintenance outage of the SEIE online registration system will occur between Monday, June 26, 2017 and Friday, June 30, 2017. The outage will begin at 12:00 a.m., PDT, Monday morning and will end at 11:59 p.m., PDT, Friday evening. SEIE highly encourages students to register for classes by this Friday, June 23, 2017, to avoid a registration delay.

This outage will not affect students who register by logging into their MySSU accounts.

We will continue to accept registrations in person, by phone or by fax during the outage; however, users will not have access to the SEIE online registration system until Saturday, July 1, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience this scheduled outage may cause and thank you for your patience and understanding.

For more information, please call 707-664-2394 or email extendeded@sonoma.edu.

Program Information

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Program Coordinators


Carlos Ayala, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education
dean.education@sonoma.edu
707-664-2132


Dan Blake, B.A., M.S.
Program Coordinator, Fall 2016
dblake@scoe.org
707-524-2780


Working with maker educators from throughout the Bay Area and with support from Maker Media, Inc., Sonoma State University, School of Extended and International Education and the Sonoma County Office of Education have collaborated to create the Maker Certificate Program, the first such program of its kind. The program offers a series of mini-courses designed for people seeking to lead maker activities in schools, clubs, community centers, libraries, and other organizations. Mini-courses are offered in a variety of formats: face-to-face, hybrid, and online. The pathway to certification is based on a 50-hour requirement and educators can "mix and match" from the mini-courses offered or from approved workshops and courses offered by outside organizations. In order to earn the Maker Certificate, educators must meet the 50-hour requirement and complete two assessments: Maker Portfolio and Maker Design Project. Courses run during Fall, Spring, and Summer. Please note that while educators can enroll in individual courses even if they are not interested in earning a Certificate, the Maker Professional Development course is only available to learners who are completing the entire certificate program.

For questions please contact the Program Coordinator, Dan Blake, at dblake@scoe.org.
(OR)
Contact the School of Extended & International Education, at 707.664.2394.

Educational Philosophy of the Maker Certificate Program


    *Adapted from Connected Learning movement.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing the Maker Certificate Program, participants will...

  • Understand the core values and principles of Making
  • Learn pedagogical practices for empowering learners to explore Making and a Maker mindset in a learning environment
  • Design an action plan for implementing Maker activities in a learning environment
  • Begin to consider ways to integrate Making in the classroom
  • Begin to align Maker projects with CCSS and NGSS
  • Become part of a Maker network
  • Receive mentorship from local Maker educators, including SSU faculty and K-12 maker teachers