Core Tech Infusion

Core Tech Infusion (CTI) is an innovative educational approach that seamlessly integrates tech education lessons with state standards across the core subject areas such as math, science, and humanities. This pedagogical method aims to enhance traditional learning by infusing cutting-edge technology into the curriculum, creating a dynamic and engaging educational experience for students. By aligning lessons with established state standards, CTIs ensure that students not only gain technological proficiency but also meet essential academic benchmarks.

CTIs acts as a catalyst to bolster fundamental concepts in core subjects. For instance, in math classes, students might engage in hands-on activities using physical tools and equipment to delve into mathematical principles, fostering a deeper understanding. In science courses, practical experimentation with tangible materials takes precedence over virtual experiments, providing students with a genuine hands-on experience that complements theoretical learning. In the humanities, technology is harnessed to explore historical events through tangible artifacts, analyze literature using physical resources, and foster collaborative projects that encourage critical thinking and creativity through the creation of physical projects. This approach not only integrates technology into the learning process but also emphasizes the value of physical engagement and craftsmanship in enhancing comprehension across diverse academic disciplines.

By seamlessly blending technology with core subjects, CTI aims to prepare students for the demands of a rapidly evolving digital landscape. This approach not only fosters digital literacy but also cultivates problem-solving skills, teamwork, and adaptability—attributes essential for success in the 21st century. Additionally, the alignment with state standards ensures that the educational outcomes remain in line with established benchmarks, providing a comprehensive and well-rounded learning experience for students. Overall, Core Tech Infusions represents a forward-looking educational strategy that harnesses the mantra of Make Lessons, Making is Learning, and the power of technology to enrich and elevate traditional learning in core academic disciplines.

List of Current CTI Subject Areas


This innovative approach goes beyond virtual simulations, emphasizing hands-on experimentation with tangible materials. This dynamic blend of technology and hands-on experiences not only enhances comprehension but also cultivates critical thinking and analytical skills in the realm of scientific inquiry. 


Students engage in hands-on projects using physical tools and equipment, deepening their understanding of mathematical principles. This approach combines traditional mathematical concepts with innovative, technology-driven methodologies, fostering a dynamic and practical learning environment.

Language Arts

Students engage in creative endeavors crafting tangible projects and fostering effective language skills in an interactive educational environment. This approach harmoniously merges the depth of literary exploration with innovative technology, promoting creativity, critical thinking, and proficient communication. 


Students immerse themselves in historical projects, interacting with tangible artifacts and documents to enrich their understanding of the past within a dynamic educational setting. History CTI offers students an immersive and captivating learning experience that seamlessly connects traditional research practices with modern digital tools.


Students embark on artistic projects, utilizing traditional mediums alongside innovative physcial and digital tools to enrich their artistic skills in an immersive educational environment. This approach harmoniously blends traditional artistic techniques with cutting-edge technology, fostering creativity and critical thinking.


MakerLessons offers comprehensive courses in a variety of technology education disciplines focusing on engineering. These courses can be provided with a pacing guide, assessments, answer keys, curriculums aligned to your state standards, and professional development. Each course is aligned to 135 hours of instruction. Our aim is to empower educators with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to effectively incorporate hands-on, project-based learning into their classrooms.

Engineering Design

Engineering Design is the first course in a multi-course progression designed to teach students how to develop technical drawings up to the standards of the mechanical engineering profession. The purpose of a technical drawing is for someone other than the designer to be able to look at the drawing and understand the design intent and be able to produce it.  Students will learn how to draw a variety of drawing types, from single view to isometric, by a variety of different ways, from hand drafting to parametric modeling. They will learn how to scale and dimension drawings so that they can be printed out and everything will be drawn with industry standards in mind.   


Electronics is an entry-level course designed for students who wish to become familiar with the fundamentals of electricity and electronics. The introductory assignments found in this course scaffold learning through hands-on projects that culminates in a final project that will utilize the skills learned in each unit. Beginning with the basics and smallest units of electricity, the course will start with Atomic theory, then build each unit until students reach comprehensive topics like electronic circuits, integrated circuits, and Arduino.

Product Development

Product Development is the first course in a multi-course progression designed to provide the foundational skills needed to design a product of your own design. Students will be introduced to the basics of Mechanical, Industrial, and Electrical Engineering through content knowledge acquisition of computer aided drafting, manufacturing, and electronics. The introductory assignments found in this course scaffold learning through hands-on projects that culminates in a final project that will utilize the skills learned in each unit.  Students will attain this through the use of standard industry procedures and equipment for manufacturing prototypes such as CAD software, laser cutters/engravers, 3D printers, soldering, and printed circuit boards. 

For more information about our courses, please contact us at We look forward to partnering with you on your technology education journey.


At MakerLessons, we are passionate about equipping educators with the skills and knowledge they need to inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators, problem solvers, and creators. Our professional development services empower educators to integrate technology education effectively into their classrooms, fostering a culture of curiosity, exploration, and hands-on learning.

Below are the services we offer based off the courses we provide listed above. 



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Course Outlines: A full course framework consisting of all projects and the corresponding lessons on in the order that they would be delivered in your class.  

Room Layout & Equipment Need Assessment: Consultation over the space the course will be taught out of and how it can meet your needs. Will include a list of any equipment that can be implemented in your program for future expansion to turn your classroom into a true Maker Lab. Rooms will be designed to encourage collaboration while not overcrowding the space to ensure a safe classroom experience. 

Assessment Package: Assessments will be given to you as a PDF to supplement the content that is on Assessments will include: 

Answer Key: Answer keys will be given to you as a PDF format. Every project that is matched to your course will have a provided answer sheet. Answer sheets will come in the form of:

Budgeting Overview: The budgeting overview will give you an itemized list of the requirements to create a Maker Labs shop or equivalent. This list will include a start up cost for furniture and equipment as well as a list of consumables to run the class successfully each year. Specifically the budget will include the item names, up-to-date costs, quantities and vendor links. A Maker Lessons classroom is designed for 16-20 students per class but can accommodate up to 24. Therefore the budget is based on a classroom of 24 students and one teacher. 

Curriculum: Curriculum will be provided on the chosen course and will align with the most updated state standards from date of purchase. Curriculum will include a Course Description, Course Outline, and Unit Plans. Unit Plans will include Overarching Unit Goals, Unit Standards, 21st Century Skills, Desired Results and Outcomes, Suggested Learning Activities and Assessments, Modifications, and a list of materials used. Each course’s curriculum will be based on a 180 day school year of alternating A/B day scheduling of 88 minute blocks. Four 10-week quarters making up a 38 to 40-week school year (132-hours of instruction.)

Professional Development: Maker Lessons will offer professional development sessions to all teachers and staff that would be instructing the Maker Lessons content and be successful in their classroom. These PD sessions will include but not limited to the following topics:

For more information about our services, please contact us at We look forward to partnering with you on your technology education journey.