Our Fall 2020 Programs & Products

ZEN Maker Lab has pivoted to help kids, teachers, schools, parents and employers during this challenging time of Covid-19. Our team of engineers, designers, and educators are here to help!

DesignMakePlay Learning Pod Program

Quality, professional-led and interactive STEAM enrichment program for Grades 1-3, 4-7 and 8-12 that can be taken anywhere, from school, from home or even from our HQ in North Vancouver. It's organized around learning pods of 4-8 kids. The DesignMakePlay Pack-1 is required for this program. Module 1 is focused on character development & story telling, electronics and coding, and floorball, physical literacy and data analytics.

DesignMakePlay Pack

A pack for kids in Grade 4-7 that includes all the materials necessary to have a great STEAM interactive experience. Our Pack-1 includes a programmable LED clock, screw driver, arts and design materials, a floorball stick and balls, cones and a measuring tape. You will learn about character development and storytelling, electronics and coding, floorball, physical literacy and data analytics.

DesignMakePlay Drop-in Online Classes

Single two-hour classes, no previous experience or supplies necessary! Grades 1-3 topics include STEAM sampler, origami, and art. Grades 4-7 topics include 3D design and 3D printing, electronics, animation, coding, VR, aerospace engineering. Grades 8-12 topics include web development, electronics, coding, AI and IOT. Starting Sept 14th we will offer ten different classes every Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 5:30 pm PT. Employers can purchase credits for their employees with kids to make working from home more productive!

Teachers STEAM & Online Learning Certification

This program includes participation in two online courses for teachers focused on effective teaching and learning online and using tools such as Zoom and Moodle, two online PD days - STEAM foundations and Digital Media, a hands-on electronics project, five of our online STEAM courses and a final assessment.

Teacher STEAM & Online Learning Support

We appreciate teachers around the world that have had to transition to online or blended delivery. Our monthly teacher STEAM and online learning support subscription starts at just $15 a month and provides teachers with the DesignMakePlay facilitator guide, STEAM lesson plans and content ready to go for your classroom, an online support forum with our expert team and online PD courses focused on teaching online and tools like Zoom and Moodle.

DesignMakePlay Facilitators Guide

Focused on STEAM topics for Grades 4-7 students, this teacher guide provides lesson plans, videos and work sheets for 30 hours of engaging content. No equipment or supplies needed. Perfect for the classroom or interacting with students working from home.
We wanted to do our bit to help during Covid-19 so this inaugural guide is free for teachers!

DesignMakePlay Show & Class

Check out our innovative DesignMakePlay show that runs every Monday to Friday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. PT. The first half hour covers design, engineering and sports/health topics as well as showcases kids maker projects. Engineering and designer profiles and interviews with thought leaders in education and STEAM is the focus of the second half. Kids can also take an online case that interacts with part of the show from 8:30-9:30 and that focuses on Grade 4-7 curriculum for an additional hour from 9:30-10:30.

Zen Maker Lab Fundraiser

Raise money for your local school, sports organization, church or other organization. We provide you with our high quality PPE and STEAM online course and project kit offerings and set up a turnkey crowdfunding site for you. We take care of shipping. Raise money for your organization, support local communities to stay safe while engaging in STEAM and physical activity programs.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

We have our Health Canada Medical Device Establishment License (MDEL 12738) and have been manufacturing high quality, environmentally friendly face shields and non-medical face masks. We were the first in Canada to make and sell kids face shields. You can order our Pro and Air adult and kids models individually or you can purchase family, learning pod and classroom bundles that include all the PPE you need to be safe.

Service work

With our fabrication equipment and engineering staff we can help you with your next prototyping, design and small run manufacturing project. We also do 3D Printing and laser cutting. Our affiliated company Zen Digital next door can help you with digital marketing, website development, videos, photography, live streaming, large format and UV printing. We can help your organization pivot!

Pivot 101

This program for adults is for career changers, entrepreneurs or others looking to navigate how to pivot personally or as a business or other organization during these times of Covid-19. Taught by industry experienced instructors that have had to undergo pivots themselves. Topics include product development, fabrication, digital media, digital marketing, government programs and business plans. Starting in October, 2020. The format is weekday evenings online. Six F2F spots will be available in our studio in North Vancouver as well.

Employer Kids Learning Support Program

Are you an employer with employees working from home that are trying to juggle their work with young kids at home too? With our Zen Maker Lab Employee Support program you can provide your employees that have kids, credits towards our high quality STEAM programs head every day Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm PT. Watch productivity rise and a thankful workforce.

 Why Zen Maker Lab Is The Right Choice For Your Needs

Why Zen Maker Lab Is The Right Choice For Your Needs

  • 3D printers, scanners, design software, laser cutters, CNC mill & lathe, electronics, craft & hardware supplies along with e-Learning modules & support for teachers.
  • Localized curriculum mapped projects for K-12 students & teachers.
  • Digital maker platform includes e-learning modules, online communities, support forums & digital portfolios.
  • Teacher training & support.
  • Convenient subscription service which includes projects & equipment updates & maintenance.

Happy Customers

Innovative STEAM Online and F2F programs for Fall, 2020.

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