MKC IN SCHOOLS
How does MKC work in schools?
In virtual or physical classrooms, or as an extension/extra-curricular activity
You can choose whether to:
…run the program in your Year 6 or 7 classroom(s), hitting curriculum metrics in HaSS (Business & Economics), Mathematics (Financial Maths) and General Capabilities (Critical and Creative Thinking),
…or as an academic extension or after-school program, where the focus is less on curriculum deliverables and more on creating an amazing future-proofing experience for your students.
If you’re running your school via distance learning (thank you, COVID-19): we’re set up for maximum impact and minimum stress.
Whichever you choose, schools receive:
- Access to our Educator Program, which contains all lesson plans, content delivered via pre-recorded video (so there’s no PD or teacher training required), marking tools, and communications templates,
- Access to our Learner Program, which allow students to re-watch lessons outside of school, and
- Support from the Maker Kids Club team to answer any tricky questions your aspiring ‘kidpreneurs’ come up with, like ‘Do I need insurance?’ or ‘How do I get my kitchen certified?’
The course contains 14 lessons. You can choose to run that for one period a week over 14 weeks, or condense it into one 10-week term (this just means more work on the business is done at home).
A typical lesson includes:
- Watching a training video (6-20 minutes) – that’s Lacey’s enthusiastic talking head!
- Discussing the content following the lesson plan, and
- Student group work to complete the activity sheet accompanying the lesson.
Lesson 10 marks Launch Week, when you’ll host a market, either physically at your school or online. This typically lines up with the end of school term.
Options for when and where to run a physical market are endless. Schools have paired them with end of term assembly, sports carnivals, fetes or held the market as a special after-school event. You can choose an option that works for your school.
(Interested in what the content covers? See our Success Path at the bottom of the page for an overview of the stages and lessons.)
Getting started is easy
1. Choose your package:
- Mini: up to 30 students, 1 teacher
- Mid: up to 60 students, 2 teachers
- Max: up to 100 students, 4 teachers
- You can upgrade later if you decide to expand to more classes/year groups
- Pay by credit card and get started immediately, or
- Download a purchase order to start your internal school process.
3. Once payment is complete, register for the Teacher Resources via the link we’ll provide automatically if you pay by credit card, or manually if you opt for electronic funds transfer (which we’ll approve within 24 hours).
4. We’ll send you all the comms to share with your students and families so they can sign up for the Learner Resources, giving them access at home.
5. Send us a list of the names of the students enrolling so we can check them off as we receive their registrations. (Don’t worry – we don’t add them to any mailing lists, and we will never sell our data. Parents are welcome to use register on their child’s behalf using an adult’s email address).
…and you’re ready to roll!
Choose the Package that suits your school:
Click the package size below that best suits your needs.
You’ll be taken to our Learning Management System (LMS) site at https://makerkids.education/ to learn more and sign up when you’re ready:
Not quite ready?
Perhaps you’d like to learn more about the case for teaching enterprise skills, how to do it, and what Maker Kids Club does first?
In that case, enrol for our FREE Teacher Professional Learning course, open till 31 January 2020. The course includes six lessons with 50 minutes of videos and fabulous handouts.
The Maker Kids Club Success Path
Here are the stages and lessons your students will work through as they launch their own micro-businesses, learning enterprise skills and money smarts along the way: