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201 W. Mifflin Street
Madison, WI

Making Spaces Educators


Expanding making in schools across the nation 

 Google + Maker Ed + Children's Museum of Pittsburgh + 10 regional hubs (The Bubbler!) = Making Spaces

Making Spaces aims to develop a national strategy to sustainably integrate making into schools across the county. The Bubbler at Madison Public Library is excited to be a Midwest hub in partnership with Madison Metropolitan School District to create making & learning spaces in our schools. 

As a hub, the Bubbler will provide our schools with development and support to help jumpstart and sustain maker education in classrooms. This includes facilitating professional development around making & learning, connecting schools & community makers to build a mindset & goals for making spaces, and successfully launching crowd sourcing campaigns for schools to raise funds and support. 


Mission and Vision setting tools 


Pieces & Parts Resources 

Maker Ed and our 10 shared hubs have worked to create a series of resources to consider what makes a "maker space". Check out some of these resources and the nuts and bolts of different spaces. 

Check out these other great resources from makers across the country! 

crowd sourcing campaigns

In the 2015 pilot campaign of Making Spaces, the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh assisted in launching 7 successful campaigns with 7 schools. While we will not be using Kickstarter, these are great examples of successful visions and stories from Making Spaces. Take a look! 

Our 2017 Campaigns will be hosted on a CrowdRise and created with support from the Bubbler atMadison Public Library and Media Mentors from UW. 

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community engagement 

To engage the Madison Maker Community most effectively with this project, our crowd sourcing campaign will be launched as a part of the Madison Mini Maker Faire, May 13th at Monona Terrace. Each school and their project will be featured. 

In addition to professional development facilitated by the Bubbler, each school and team will be also invited to attend the Midwest Arts Integration Conference from the Innovative School Network June 14th & 15. (With pre-conference sessions hosted by the Bubbler!)