A Reflection by the Maker VISTA project director As year two of the Maker VISTA project comes to a close, it is imperative that I take time to recognize and salute Cohort I & II. These foundation cohorts were instrumental in the development and growth of the Maker VISTA project. For every VISTA […]
Welcome back to our ongoing series highlighting “What’s Happening” at our Maker VISTA sites. Each monthly post will quickly introduce what our subsites have been up to during the past month (or two!), and include a link for more information. Maker VISTA is dedicated to eradicating poverty and supports Maker Ed’s mission for all youth […]
Hello from my desk at Maker Ed offices…right on the edge of Emeryville and Oakland. Literally. My left foot and right foot can be in different cities under my desk! Before applying for the Office Manager job here this past spring, I had not heard of the maker education movement. When I began to understand […]
My father was a tinkerer. Not that you’d know it in our house, where he routinely broke everything he set out to fix (my mother learned exactly how much it cost to repair an engine into which windshield wiping fluid was poured into the antifreeze chamber). But he was a scientist who made the kind […]
This July, seven of our Maker VISTA Members will be concluding their 365 days of service. Our Maker VISTA members have exhibited passion, commitment and hard work by confronting poverty through collaborative development of organizational, administrative and financial capacity for their host organizations. Maker VISTA members worked onsite with their partner organization to foster collective […]
PRESS RELEASE Maker Ed Contributes to the National Week of Making, Announced by White House Maker Ed launches campaign to gather support for making from leaders at schools and districts nationwide, hosts a making workshop for educators, and participates in key events Washington, D.C., June, 2015: Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) is thrilled to contribute […]
Inspired by the visual storytelling project, Humans of New York, Maker Ed’s Communications Manager, Briana Flin, interviewed and photographed some of the presenters at our Maker Ed Stage at Maker Faire Bay Area 2015. To see the questions asked of and the answers given by each presenter/maker educator, hover over their photograph.
This blog post is a personal account from Maker Ed’s Communications Manager, Briana Flin. Briana wrote about her experience attending Maker Faire Bay Area last year, when she was brand-new to the organization, and to the idea of making in general. A lot has changed in the year since I wrote this blog post about […]