Maker Corps Case Studies: 2016 Evaluation Report

January 1st, 2017 | EVALUATION

Maker Corps is a program delivered by the Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) to increase organizational capacity to develop and deliver maker programing. Since its inception in 2013, the program has grown to support over 100 organizations by providing professional development, connections to a community of other maker educators and individualized support. Over time the program elements have changed in response to feedback from participants, collaboration with evaluators and shifts in focus for Maker Ed’s goals. In the spirit of maker education – tinkering, observing, responding, iterating – Maker Ed has continued to commit to program evaluation. In 2016, evaluators at the Science Museum of Minnesota conducted four evaluation efforts:
1. Revision of a program Logic Model
2. Pre- and Post-Surveys of Maker Corps Members and Partner Site Supervisors
3. Case Studies of three veteran sites (participants in 2014, 2015 and 2016)
4. Follow-ups with three Case Study sites featured in 2014



Team Members

Alice Anderson, Author, Science Museum of Minnesota

Related URLs

Maker Corps


Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | Families | General Public | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Pre-K Children (0-5) | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Art | music | theater | Engineering | General STEM | Literacy | Technology
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports
Environment Type: Library Programs | Making and Tinkering Programs | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs