Making Equitable Learning Experiences
Making in STEM classrooms can promote a "rightful presence" in which the classroom community welcomes and values the personal culture and experiences of each community member (i.e. the students). Students have the opportunity to create personally meaningful products through Maker activities, which promotes a multi-cultural perspective and incorporates aspects of the student's identity into their learning. Making includes a diverse arsenal of media, tools, processes, and skills. Every student should be able to find at least one element that resonates with their interests and individuality.