Okanagan Skaha Teachers' Union
697 Martin Street, Penticton BC  V2A 5L5
Phone: 250-492-4915     Fax: 250-492-5540

Session 14
Building in a Makerspace
Brian Allanson
Building Cool Stuff in the Classroom. 

1)    Build a musical instrument in a makerspace. Learn how to make a string instrument using wood, a tin can, and fishing line.
2)    Hammer and Nails projects. Use hammers, nails and wood to create interesting and fun projects.
Brian Allanson is a Work Experience Coordinator and shop teacher at Penticton Secondary School.  He also introduces building skills and interest in the Skilled Trades in elementary schools through initiatives such as "Maker Carts" and "Try-a-Trade" programs.
Intended Audience:
Elementary Teachers  Grades K-5