Community and Camaraderie at the Maker Educator Convening 2015


On May 13, Maker Ed held the first Maker Educator Convening, a day long event that brought together a diverse set of facilitators and advocates of maker education.  Traveling from across the country, and leaving behind their schools, museums, libraries, universities, and community organizations, these maker educators came together to take advantage of an opportunity […]

Make an Impact on Youth in the Bay Area and Nationwide: Pledge Your Donation for Maker Ed’s SV Gives Campaign

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Whether they’ve attended one of our professional development workshops or participated in one of our programs, educators frequently tell us that our organization was the inspiring catalyst that enabled them to infuse making into their learning communities. They’ve told us that our support has enabled them to make a profound impact on the lives of […]

Young Makers 2015: Physical Computing for mentors!

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Last Saturday, March 7, 2015, Maker Ed ran a professional development workshop for Young Makers mentors, entitled Physical Computing: Tinkering with Light, Sound, and Motion. With the generous support of the Google RISE award, we were thrilled to lead a workshop that introduced the concept of physical computing, an area that melds the physical with the […]

Making Today Count with Maker Ed and #GivingTuesday

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Today Maker Ed is participating in the 3rd annual #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. This year more than 18,000 charities are involved to encourage a day of generosity around the globe. In 2014, Maker Ed reached 1000s of young people across the country through our Maker Corps, Maker AmeriCorps VISTA, and Young […]

Teachers Explore Possibilities at Maker Ed’s Workshop for Educators

On Monday, August 11th, with the generous support of The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Google’s Bay Area Impact Challenge, the Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) presented a making workshop for 40 middle and high-school educators from across the nation as part of USPTO’s National Summer Teacher Institute on Innovation, STEM, and […]

Maker Ed Announces Incredible Progress on Maker Corps Program at CGI America

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PRESS RELEASE Maker Ed Announces Incredible Progress on Maker Corps Program at CGI America Impact will Reach More Than 140,000 Youth and Families Denver, CO,  June 25, 2014 – Maker Ed’s Interim Executive Director had the honor of reaffirming Maker Ed’s commitment to our Maker Corps program on stage with President Clinton at the Clinton […]

Maker Ed Goes to Washington: A Multi-Perspective Look at the White House Maker Faire

Pictured (from Left to Right): Rachel Alper, Matthew Tung, Andrew Ke, Davis Dunaway, Samantha McGinnis, Lendy Dunaway

On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014, several members of the Maker Ed team were in Washington D.C. to attend the first-ever White House Maker Faire. In this post, each shares his/her own account of and reflections from the day: Lisa Regalla, Interim Executive Director The most powerful thing about the White House Maker Faire to me was the […]