What’s Happening, December 2015

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Welcome back to our ongoing series highlighting “What’s Happening” at our Maker VISTA sites. Each blog will quickly introduce what our subsites have been up to during the past month, and include a link for more information. Maker VISTA is dedicated to eradicating poverty and supports Maker Ed’s mission to create more opportunities for all young […]

Maker Ed to Expand its Work on Building Maker Educator Community

PRESS RELEASE Maker Ed To Expand its Work on Building Maker Educator Community Maker Ed Receives Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Strengthen Connections Between Maker Educators Oakland, Calif., January 2016: Responding to an ever-present need among maker educators to connect and learn from one another, Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed), with […]

What’s Happening, November 2015

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Welcome back to our ongoing series highlighting “What’s Happening” at our Maker VISTA sites. Each blog will quickly introduce what our subsites have been up to during the past month, and include a link for more information. Maker VISTA is dedicated to eradicating poverty and supports Maker Ed’s mission to create more opportunities for all young […]

Guest Post: Taking the Time for Making

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  This guest post was written by Courtney Sears, a second grade teacher at Ephesus Road Elementary School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and a North Carolina Teacher Voice Fellow with Hope Street Group. You can follow her on Twitter @CourtSears1. Taking the Time for Making Four year olds like to paint. For some students, […]

What’s Happening, October 2015

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Welcome back to our ongoing series highlighting “What’s Happening” at our Maker VISTA sites. Each blog will quickly introduce what our subsites have been up to during the past month, and include a link for more information. Maker VISTA is dedicated to eradicating poverty and supports Maker Ed’s mission to create more opportunities for all young […]

What’s Happening, September 2015

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Welcome back to our ongoing series highlighting “What’s Happening” at our Maker VISTA sites. Each blog will quickly introduce what our subsites have been up to during the past month, and include a link for more information. Maker VISTA is dedicated to eradicating poverty and supports Maker Ed’s mission to create more opportunities for all […]

Meet Amanda! – or – How to Break a Christmas Gift in Record Time

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One Christmas, I received the gift of my (then) dreams:  a see-through alarm clock!  I was always curious about what made things work and how they were assembled — and this clock was a perfect work of art!  With its different colored gears and hard exterior just begging to be cracked open, it was a […]

Maker Ed Launches New Youth Makerspace Resources

PRESS RELEASE Maker Ed Launches New Youth Makerspace Resources New resources include a Youth Makerspace Playbook and a Spaces and Places category on Maker Ed’s Resource Library Oakland, CA: September, 2015 Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) is launching a series of new resources to provide context and support for those looking to create and sustain […]