“Spotlight on…” is a blog series by Maker Corps. This edition is a Spotlight on Creative Reuse.
Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, our guest author and a member of the bipartisan Maker Caucus, discusses the 21st Century SHOP CLASS Act and how it will invest in maker education, making, and teacher training. Here at Maker Ed, we are excited by the fact that maker education continues to gain momentum, and that schools […]
During the 2016 National Week of Making, as a part of President Obama’s Nation of Makers initiative, Digital Promise and Maker Ed announced the Maker Promise. A commitment made by school leaders, in-school and out-of-school educators, and community advocates to bringing quality making experiences to all students. By signing the Promise, individuals commit to becoming […]
Our Maker VISTA program focuses on overcoming poverty through maker education. This month we asked Maker VISTA members at partner sites nationwide to share feedback and reflections from their communities, giving voice and shape to the impact of Maker VISTA. Here’s a look, site by site, at how our Maker VISTA members, supervisors, and the youth and […]
In May, Maker Ed had the privilege of curating the Education stage at the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo. Every educator and youth who took the stage during the Faire brought with them inspiring stories and examples of how making is positively impacting the lives of young learners. One standout example comes from […]
Julie Cardenas is an early childhood educator and former Maker Corps Member. In this post, she speaks to Maker Ed program coordinator Justin about traditional ways of making, cardboard, tape, and empowering communities. If you’re interested in becoming a Maker Corps Member, applications are currently open! You can learn more here. Justin Boner, Maker Ed: We […]
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. Read more about what our Maker VISTA members are accomplishing this month…