Makerspace Road Trip Underlines Common Questions Uniting the Maker Educator Community

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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our Letter in Support of the Nation of Makers

This week, Maker Ed is thrilled to announce our support for the newly launched Nation of Makers organization. The Nation of Makers initiative was started in 2014 by President Obama, and works to increase “opportunities for students to learn about STEM through making, expand the resources available for maker entrepreneurs, and foster the development of advanced manufacturing […]

We are all Winners of the CTE Makeover Challenge: Free Makerspace and Career and Technical Education Resources for Everyone

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By Steve Davee Maker Ed is honored to have been a part of the recent CTE Makeover Challenge provided by the US Department of Education and administered by Luminary Labs. The Challenge’s stated purpose was to call “on high schools to design makerspaces that strengthen next-generation career and technical skills.” By the numbers: 640+ Challenge […]

Maker Ed Announces Launch of New “Professional Development” Category in Online Resource Library

PRESS RELEASE Maker Ed Announces Launch of New “Professional Development” Category in Online Resource Library This offering of free resources, both curated and original, aims to fill the growing needs of maker educators seeking opportunities for further professional enrichment. Oakland, CA, October 31, 2016 Maker Ed’s online Resource Library, originally launched in 2014, serves as […]

Making Spaces Program Now Accepting School Applications to Partner with Maker Ed

We are seeking school partners for our newest program Making Spaces! Maker Ed is one of 10 Making Spaces Hubs and we are accepting applications to join our network of 5-10 schools working to expand or integrate making in their school communities. We will partner with schools to create crowdfunding campaigns as well as provide professional development to support your making efforts […]