Creating a clear vision for your makerspace or maker program is the first step in supporting learning. The Vision Statement Tool aims to surface the goal(s) of your makerspace or maker activities as a learning environment or program. As a tool, it helps to scaffold the work of building a coherent message. It is important to note that a Vision Statement is a living document that will evolve over time.
The goal of the activity is to create a succinct vision statement for your makerspace. The vision statement tool enables participants to form something akin to an “elevator pitch.” Therefore, try to identify an audience (the person stuck in the elevator with you). Is it a parent? Community member? Board member? Manager? While it is assumed that by the end of this activity, or the week, your organization’s maker-based vision statement may not be in a final form, the activity is intended to help you take the first important steps to forming a single statement that reflects many of the core priorities for your makerspace or maker programs.