A new makerspace lab in a college's education department is helping to facilitate workshops, courses, and in-service events where veteran teachers and preservice teachers alike can learn to set up and run a makerspace.

Case in point: the L-shaped room on the lower level of East Central University's Lanoy Education Building in Ada, Okla., is outfitted with the latest technology, and mobile tables, chairs, whiteboards, and cabinets can be configured in minutes to meet any education needs that might arise. After all, flexibility is one hallmark of a great makerspace.

ECU has positioned itself this summer as a leader in preparing preservice teachers...

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