Maker Moments: Snapshots from Maker VISTA

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Our Maker VISTA program focuses on overcoming poverty through maker education. Maker VISTA members serve at partner sites around the country to impact organizations and the wider community through partnership development, volunteer recruitment, community building, resource creation, educator training, and much more. Click on the images below for detailed updates from each of our partner sites: 

2017 Highlights: Maker Corps Members Bring New Energy to Mayborn Museum’s Design Den

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Our work wouldn’t be possible without the dedication, passion, and inspiration that our partners bring to their schools and organizations each day, and we’re grateful to know and support each and every one of them. Let’s visit Waco, Texas where the Design Den at Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum was abuzz all summer with maker programming for local youth. Read more…

2017 Highlights: How Maker VISTA Builds Bridges Between Learning Spaces

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As 2017 comes to a close, we want to take time to highlight the many achievements of our program participants, partner organizations, and staff members this year. Our work wouldn’t be possible without the dedication, passion, and inspiration that our partners bring to their schools and organizations each day, and we’re grateful to know and support each and every one of them. Read more…

Ask a Maker Educator – Beyond the Buzzwords, Equity & Diversity in Making

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In this Ask a Maker Educator conversation, we use storytelling and discussion to explore the ways in which making can excite and empower traditionally underserved populations. We show what equity-minded maker education looks like in action, and provide guidance for educators looking for ways to authentically engage all members of their community through making. Read more…