Making is critical.

Whether you're a high school makerspace coordinator, a middle school english teacher, or an elementary school librarian, join us.  Learn how to jump-start critical making and innovation at your school and in your classrooms. In our collaborative environment, dig into the whys, the hows, the culture, the tools, and the research that supports how we can best prepare students for a rapidly-changing future through cultivating a maker mindset. Discuss both challenges and opportunities that exist in a maker classroom. Create engagement. Scaffold authentic discovery. Start critical making and transforming the ordinary into something with meaning.

Who should attend?

K-12 Teachers

College/University Instructors

Educational Administrators

Instructional Coaches

Makerspace Coordinators

Innovation Lab Directors

Anyone wanting to add innovation to education

I’m going back to my school with the idea that technology doesn’t make the program — teaching makes the program. And I learned how to be a better teacher here.
— Christianne Loupelle, Trafalger School For Girls

It’s not making for making’s sake; it’s making with a purpose.

Learn a practical framework for curricular design and a thoughtful pedagogical model from experienced educators and makers. Receive guidance and feedback on your own curricular ideas. Infuse making into existing projects, or generate something completely new. Leave ready to build more engaging and creative learning environments at your school.


We believe in mindset over machines (though you’ll be trained on our maker equipment)

For educators, critical making depends far less on the equipment and far more on how you think about making in relation to your curriculum, your teaching, and your school culture. EXPLO Studio’s approach deepens critical thinking, complex problem- solving, creativity, clarity of communication, and collaboration.