Maker Corps 2016 at The Poth Branch of Wilson County Public Libraries

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Maker Ed is so excited to welcome The Poth Branch of Wilson County Public Libraries as a Maker Corps Partner Site in 2016. In its fourth year of programming. For the fourth year of Maker Corps, Maker Ed will collaborate with more than forty organizations across the globe to host Maker Corps Members throughout the summer to […]

Maker Corps 2016 at The Bubbler at Madison Public Library

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Bubbler Idea Wall: Crowdsourcing our next big project! Maker Ed is so excited to welcome The Bubbler at Madison Public Library as a Maker Corps Partner Site in 2016. For the fourth year of Maker Corps, Maker Ed will collaborate with more than forty organizations across the globe to host Maker Corps Members throughout the summer to bring maker activities […]

Peanuts and Robots: Wilson County Public Libraries and Maker Education in Rural Texas

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Linda Downs recently told me that you can see a giant peanut resting on the lawn of the Wilson County Courthouse in Floresville, Texas. The big civic peanut has become something of a town mascot and, in conjunction with the annual Floresville Peanut Festival, memorializes the rural region’s early 20th century role in peanut farming. […]

Open Portfolios: Full Research Brief Series

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Maker Ed, in conjunction with Indiana University’s Creativity Labs and the National Working Group, along with the generous, unwavering support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, is thrilled to officially release the full Open Portfolio Project Research Brief Series. Since this stage of work began in October 2013, the research, visits, and discussions have uncovered […]

Maker Corps 2015 at North Logan Library

Maker Ed is thrilled to welcome North Logan Library as a Maker Corps Host Site in 2015. For the third year of Maker Corps, Maker Ed will collaborate with more than forty organizations to host Maker Corps Members throughout the summer to bring maker experiences and approaches to the communities that they serve. Below is […]

Maker Corps 2015 at Wilson County Public Libraries

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Maker Ed is thrilled to welcome Wilson County Public Libraries as a new Maker Corps Host Site in 2015. For the third year of Maker Corps, Maker Ed will collaborate with more than forty organizations to host Maker Corps Members throughout the summer to bring maker activities and approaches to the communities that they serve. Below is a glimpse into […]

Open Portfolios: School-wide portfolios at Monticello High School

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This is the sixth in a series of blog posts about Maker Ed’s Open Portfolio Project work during the summer and fall 2014. These posts are also written in conjunction with the Research Briefs being released throughout the fall and winter of 2014. Nestled into the rolling hills of Charlottesville, VA, Monticello High School is a large, public, comprehensive high school […]

Open Portfolios: Making & Documenting at the Millvale Community Library

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This is the fourth in a series of blog posts about Maker Ed’s Open Portfolio Project work during the summer and fall 2014. These posts are also written in conjunction with the Research Briefs being released throughout the fall and winter of 2014. by Anna Keune The Millvale Community Library, close to Pittsburgh, PA, is one of 10 field sites the […]

Announcing Maker Corps 2015: Join us for Info Sessions in Early December

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We’re excited to announce the 2015 Maker Corps program! Be a host site! For 2015, like in years past, Maker Ed will collaborate with host sites to outreach, train, and support Maker Corps Members, who, as summer staff at host sites, will bring maker activities and approaches to summer programming for a variety of youth and […]