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Instructors: apply for materials stipends through the BeAM Maker Course Mini-Grant program. Learn More.

 

BeAM Course Design Resources

Click on any button below to view the BeAM guide for that specific area of maker course design.

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Faculty-Created Guides

Makerspace FLC faculty have created resource guides centered on a particular topic related to makerspace learning. Click on a title below to expand that section and read more about that particular guide.

Author: Suzanne Lye, Classics

This guide offers insights from Dr. Lye’s CLAS 59 course related to the assessment of student presentations on their makerspace projects.

Link: https://beam.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/16534/2021/02/LyeBeAMPresentationAssessment.pdf

Author: Suzanne Lye, Classics

This guide offers insights from Dr. Lye’s CLAS 59 course related to the tracking and reporting of group work in makerspace courses.

Link: https://beam.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/16534/2021/02/LyeBeAMGroupProjects.pdf

Author: Claudia Yaghoobi, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

This guide offers insights from Dr. Yaghoobi’s ASIA/PWAD 69 course related to the creation of curated, public-facing exhibits as a way to focus and share student makerspace work.

Link: https://beam.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/16534/2021/02/YaghoobiBeAMExhibition.pdf

Author: Gabriela Valdivia, Geography

This guide offers insights from Dr. Valdivia’s triple-I course, IDST 117, related to incorporating embroidery projects into academic coursework.

Link: https://beam.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/16534/2021/02/ValdiviaBeAMEmbroidery.pdf/

Author: Alecia Septer, Marine Science

This guide offers insights from Dr. Septer’s MASC 442/BIOL 447 related to using peer evaluations and self-reflections to motivate students throughout the iterative design process.

Link: https://beam.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/16534/2021/02/SepterBeAMPeerReflection.pdf

Author: Malgorzata (Gosia) Lee, Romance Languages

This guide offers insights from Dr. Lee’s triple-I course, IDST 117, related to incorporating maker projects into large courses.

Link: https://beam.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/16534/2021/02/LeeBeAMLargeClasses.pdf

Author: Anne MacNeil, Music

This guide offers insights from Dr. MacNeil’s MUSC 63 course related to supporting the iterative design process in maker courses.

Link: https://beam.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/16534/2021/02/MacNeilBeAMIterativeDesign.pdf

Author: Kristin Papoi, School of Education

This guide offers insights from Dr. Papoi’s EDUC 615 course related to supporting students in designing educational materials and toys using the makerspaces.

Link: https://beam.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/16534/2021/02/PapoiBeAMEdTools.pdf

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BeAM Maker Course Mini-Grant Program

  • BeAM will provide a limited number of awards to maker courses during the 2021/2022 academic year to cover the cost of materials used for makerspace projects. These funds must be used to purchase materials that will be used in the BeAM makerspaces. These awards will be scaled based on the total course enrollment:
    • 0-25 students: up to $100
    • 25-50 students: up to $150
    • 50+ students: up to $250
    For guidelines about what funds can be used to purchase and how to write a strong application statement, please see the 'BeAM Maker Course Mini-Grant Guidelines' document linked here.

    Deadline for Fall 2021 Courses: September 10th
    Deadline for Spring 2022 Courses: January 1st

    Course instructors who receive funding must participate in a limited number of program activities, including prototyping and planning any new project elements with BeAM staff, assessment activities (student surveys, faculty reflection statement), and project documentation (examples of student work, photos and videos, makerspace usage data, etc.)


  • e.g. Associate Faculty, Professor of the Practice, etc.
  • e.g. APPL 101: Introduction to Design and Making
  • Max. 500 words.
    This should include how design and making will support your course objectives, and how students will use your course-specific content as they make choices during their design and making process. For more information on makerspace course design, or to see examples of makerspace course projects, check out the 'Makerspace Course Design' page on the BeAM website here.


  • "If my course receives funds from the BeAM Maker Course Mini-Grant, I agree to fully participate in program activities. This includes prototyping and planning any new project elements with BeAM staff, assessment activities (student surveys, faculty reflection statement), and project documentation (examples of student work, photos and videos, makerspace usage data, etc.)"