If you’ve never been to a Maker Faire or Mini Maker Faire, I recommend jumping in and finding one near you to attend. I’ve had the opportunity to attend 2 Maker Faires in Detroit and just attended my second Mini Maker Faire- the Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire. While attending a Maker or Mini Maker Faire, you will be exposed to creativity, genius, and connected learning galore! As educators, there is also a lot to learn from the Maker mindset. Check out this post from Makezine.com on how they believe it can transform education. Hand in hand, the Maker culture also serves as a great connection to STEM and STEAM…and there are a plethora of resources you can scoop up for your classroom by attending one! Click the Maker Faire poster on your left to see my favorite highlights from the Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire.