MakerEducational Principles from the Netherlands

Decatur Makers
Decatur Makers
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We are happy to be hosting the MakEdu Atl Maker Educators group at our space as we welcome Tom van Doveren, founder of the family-friendly makerspace Het Lab Rotterdam, who will be visiting from the Netherlands. He and his co-workers help kids, mostly aged 9-14, through hands-on learning towards mastering new technologies such as programming and 3D printing.

Tom will talk to the group about general "makereducational" topics such as motivation, participation, and the role of parents. We can also discuss how making/tinkering in STEAM education in the Netherlands compares to the U.S.

Visit the website ( for information about Tom's work in the Netherlands.

NOTE: Please do not park in the parking lot as the church needs all the spots on Tuesday nights. You can park along Ponce de Leon Avenue or the post office.