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Train-the-Teacher: MakerSpace Tool Trainings

As part of Generator's MakerSchool Program we now offer Train-the-Teacher: MakerSpace Tool Trainings, professional development courses that address safety and maintenance operations, curriculum integration, and lesson planning to utilize makerspace tools. Trainings include: Laser Cutter, 3D Printer; Vinyl Cutter; Sewing; and Electronics. This learning series will be offered every Fall, Winter, and Spring for the next three years to ensure our MakerSchool partners receive the necessary training to build out, sustain, and enhance STEAM learning through maker education. Each training has 12 spots that will be made first available to educators at MakerSchools, and then opened up to Vermont educators as space allows.

Specific Training Description

This training provides safety, basic operation training, and classroom project ideation on the Roland Versa Studio GS2-24 and Cricut vinyl cutters. Learn how to use vector software to create stickers and T-shirt designs. This will get participants up and running on the machines with a hands-on introduction to Adobe Illustrator. Educators will engage in an example STEAM lesson exploring key concepts, such as vector design and using negative and positive space.


  • Ben Moore (Lead Instructor & Curriculum Specialist at Generator)

    Ben Moore

    Lead Instructor & Curriculum Specialist at Generator

    Ben comes to Generator with 14 years’ experience as a mathematics teacher. During his career he has focused on creating an engaging environment that puts the students at the heart of the classroom. Ben is a big believer in learning through mistakes, projects, discussion and having students be the ones to investigate and answer their own questions as a team. During his seven-year career at Spaulding High School in Barre, he helped to create a STEAM program in coordination with the Work Based Learning program that was already in place. He also taught and developed an engineering course, robotics course and various mathematics classes.

    Ben loves a project and being in the out of doors. Whether it’s renovating his 1930s colonial, installing solar panels on his camper, baking pies from scratch, or using his 3D printer to make board games, he’ll jump at the opportunity to get creative. He is one hoopy frood who really knows where his towel is at! Ben lives in Williston with his wife and two dogs.

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Train The Teacher
Standard Price $175


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