Introducing Maker Corps 2017

Applications for our Maker Corps program are open until January 23rd, 2017. This online professional development program provides training and a community of support to youth-serving organizations as they design and implement summer maker education programming. As Maker Corps heads into its 5th year, we’re continuing to make improvements and changes based on feedback from our amazing […]

Maker Moments: January 2017

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Making MAKING Happen Through Maker VISTA  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. Bethune Middle School At Bethune Middle School in […]

Kate Murray’s Makerspace Road Trip Highlights an International Community of Maker Educators

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About the author: In 2016, Kate Murray stepped away from her position as lead maker educator at Space 8, an educational makerspace designed for 8- to 12-year-olds, to embark on a motorcycle journey from Alaska to Antartica. Maker Ed has been keeping up with Kate throughout her trip as she connects with maker educators and makerspaces around the world, […]

Reflecting on Our Values

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Dear Maker Ed Community, 2016 has been quite a year of change for Maker Ed and for the larger national and international community in which we reside. For Maker Ed, it has been a year of growth as an organization. We undertook a rewarding year revisiting our strategic plan and refining our Theory of Change, […]

Maker Ed: A Year in Review

2016 was a big year for making and maker education, especially for us here at Maker Ed! As the year comes to a close, we want to share a list of our favorite 2016 highlights: from proud programs to cutting edge research, from international partners to inspiring youth, read about the amazing year at Maker […]

Maker Ed’s 2016 Holiday Reading List

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With maker education becoming increasingly prevalent in schools and learning environments across the country, more and more research, books, and posts are discussing the impacts, benefits, and challenges of making-centered learning. The team at Maker Ed has put together a reading list to highlight some of these amazing maker education books, articles, and papers that have inspired […]

Maker Moments: December 2016

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Making MAKING Happen Through Maker VISTA  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. Computers 4 Kids At Computers4Kids (C4K) in Charlottesville, […]

Building a Maker and Design Culture Within Schools

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About the Author: Glenn Robbins is the proud superintendent of the Tabernacle Township School District, in Tabernacle, New Jersey. He is a NASSP Digital Principal of the Year, and SETDA Student Voice Award Winner. His passion is harnessing a school culture that thrives on design thinking skills, innovative digital spaces, BYOD/1to1, and Makerspaces. Here’s to […]