New York Maker Faire Preview – Our Stories Design Our World

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Here at Maker Ed we’ve been excitedly preparing for World Maker Faire, which takes place on Oct. 1-2 at the New York Hall of Science. We’re organizing some amazing presentations and hope to see many of you there. Christa Flores will be participating in Maker Ed’s “Meet the Maker Educators: Inspirational Stories from the Cutting Edge” talk on […]

Growing Up Making – Kennan Scott

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Welcome to Maker Ed’s “Growing up Making” community blog series that highlights how maker educators have been influenced by family and their community. By sharing stories of what inspires maker educators, we’re excited to showcase the impactful and multigenerational human history of making. This post was written by Kennan Scott, a former civil engineer, and current 7th […]

Maker Ed and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Launch New Program to Support Making in Schools Nationwide

PRESS RELEASE Google pledges $1 million to support innovative hub model that sustainably integrates making in schools across the country Oakland, Calif., September 2016 – Buoyed by the enthusiasm for maker education across the country, and with the generous support of Google, Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (CMP) are launching a new […]

Announcing the Open Portfolio Workshop this fall!

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We’re delighted to announce that Maker Ed — in collaboration with the Remake Learning Network — will be offering an east coast Open Portfolio Workshop in Pittsburgh on Nov 15-16, 2016! Graciously hosted by IDeaTe at Carnegie Mellon University, this two-day, hands-on workshop will focus on exploring practices for capturing making & learning through portfolios. In […]

Makers of New York: Ezgi Ucar

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  Our Maker VISTA member, Karim Willens, was recently invited to participate in a three-day making seminar at the Dreamyard Institute in the Bronx, NY. There, he heard from and met some amazing makers and was inspired to interview a few of them as part of a “Makers of New York” series. In this post, Karim interviews Ezgi […]

Growing Up Making – Jakki Spicer

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Welcome to Maker Ed’s “Growing up Making” community blog series that highlights how maker educators have been influenced by family and their community. By sharing stories of what inspires maker educators, we’re excited to showcase the impactful and multigenerational human history of making. This post was written by Jakki Spicer, Director of Development at Maker Ed. Share your […]

Reflections on the National Week of Making

As the final day of the National Maker Faire at University of District of Columbia came to an end, I walked myself, Faire badge still dangling from my neck, towards the Metro station elevator. Throughout the Faire, and the entirety of the 2016 National Week of Making, the Maker Ed staff was in DC giving […]

Maker Corps 2016: A Snapshot of Summer Making

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We are full in the swing of things this 2016 Maker Corps season! We have 78 Maker Corps Members contributing to summer maker education programming at over 40 sites! Summer making opportunities for young people are underway at community centers, libraries, museums, science centers and so many places in between. One of my favorite things […]