ILC Publications

ILC publications are a collaborative response to a Group’s need or Special Events


Recognition for BC and Alberta Taking Making into Classroom Toolkits

Scroll to #10 in the April 2017 edition of 10 Top News Stories from MindShare Learning: Taking Making into Classrooms BC and AB

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Taking Making into Classrooms

Skills Exploration Days

Skills Exploration Days


Addendum to New Release

Sharing new handouts for Creating Simple Storybooks and Picture Books. Two new Teacher Sample Resources: Foldscopes (field microscopes) and Fun with Flight (mathematics and physics). Download a PDF in black and white here.

New Release

Sharing the newest resource for Taking Making Into Classrooms in Challenging Contexts: A Toolkit Fostering Curiosity, Imagination and Active Learning . Collaborative work of Dr. Susan Crichton (UBC Okanagan), Dr. Wachira Nichols (AKU, IED), and teachers from Dar es Salaam and Nachingwea regions.

This toolkit situates Making within the context of schools in challenging contexts and provides teachers with a set of classroom resources.

Funding provided by the Innovative Learning Centre (ILC) at UBC Okanagan and Strengthening Education Systems in East Africa (SESEA) project co-funded by Global Affairs Canada and Aga Khan Foundation Canada.

One resource used in this Toolkit comes from Niteo Africa Society, a new Issuu publication, When We Give Children Books ,



Taking Making into BC Classrooms

Thanks to a collaborative effort with ITA | Youth Discover the Trades Programs and Ministry of Education – Open School BC.

Taking Making into Classrooms



Annual Reports

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Annual Report 2014 – 2016

Annual Report Graphic

ILC Annual Report


ILC Annual Report

Maker Day Toolkits

Maker Day is a research-informed immersive professional learning event sponsored by ITA BC. These events are based on the Taking Making into Schools model.

Toolkit 2

Maker Day Toolkit
Version 2


Maker Day Toolkit
Version 1

Unconference Toolkit


Unconference Toolkit
Version 1

Toolkit for Challenging Contexts

Taking Making into Schools: A Toolkit for Inovation and Change in Teaching and Learning is an outcome of a Canada Africa Research Exchange Grant (CAREG) awarded to Dr. Susan Crichton and Dr. Lilian Vikiru (2015).

Toolkit = Englsih

English Version

Toolkit - Kiswahili

Kiswahili Version

Skills Exploration Days ~ Taking Making into Classrooms: A Toolkit Fostering Curiosity and Imagination in Alberta Classrooms

This toolkit integrates classroom learning activities with a learn-a-skill event sponsored by Skills Canada Alberta and draws from the Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) program.

Skills Exploration Days

Skills Exploration Days

Coding and Microcontrollers in Design Thinking – A DIY Guidebook

The intent of this DIY Guidebook is to introduce simple microprocessors and coding.


Coding and Microcontrollers in Design Thinking