Mackin’s District Level Makerspace Services make it easy for leaders in K-12 education to provide an equitable makerspace program for every school in their district. Together we will build a high-quality maker program within your budget, logistical requirements, and curricular specifications. Our complementary Professional Learning and ongoing support ensure consistency throughout the district so all your schools thrive.
Makerspaces For All
This unique district-wide approach provides:
Parity for all schools and grades
Step 1: Products
We collaborate with the top maker education companies to recommend the best makerspace products for K-12 schools. From architecture to coding, and robotics to art, our products are sure to satisfy every learner and educator.
Step 2: Makerspace Books
Mackin works with over 18,000 publishers and vets titles for K-12 schools. From fictional titles related to the maker mindset to nonfiction titles about maker skills, we have titles to engage every reader. Titles are available in print and digital.
Step 3: Custom Storage
Mackin designs a customized storage and inventory method for your materials, so they arrive organized and ready to circulate.
Step 4: Supplemental Materials
The MackinMaker Journal is included for every student so they can document their maker journey. Challenge cards for every product ensure your students are engaged and challenged.
Step 5: Professional Learning
Mackin Professional Learning will create a package to complement your district makerspace needs. Together we will integrate opportunities for imagination, creativity, and an inventor’s mindset in your schools.
Step 6: Project Management
We connect you with an experienced coordinator at Mackin who will help you throughout the process so your district, staff, and schools are continually supported. We collaborate with you to review and assess all elements of the process, so they suit your specific district makerspace needs. We proceed with fulfillment once you are ready.
Your district makerspace program will soar with your customized Mackin plan. Our detail-oriented project managers are with you from inception to completion, to ensure your district, staff, and schools are continually supported. They coordinate delivery, Mackin Professional Learning, and product warranty.
“The large collection of Maker products, kits, and books from Mackin has afforded students in Milwaukee Public Schools the opportunity to learn and engage in creative thinking within content areas. The maker movement inspired us to pursue implementing MackinMaker in our school libraries to reinforce concepts such as force and motion and solve complex problems. During our MackinMaker selection process, the Mackin representatives were instrumental in working with us to curate maker kits and maker books to fit our student interests, curriculum, and grade levels. Furthermore, they worked closely with us to recommend products that align with our space requirements, technology infrastructure, and circulation needs. Mackin representatives are very responsive with the continued follow up support we receive in terms of phone/email support and on-site support. The personalized professional development sessions are well received by our library staff. We are extremely pleased with the product selections, customer service, and professional development opportunities.“