Spotlight on Electronic Textiles

Spotlight on E-textiles

“Spotlight on…” is a blog series by Maker Corps, a program of Maker Ed that provides training and a community of support to youth-serving organizations as they design and implement summer maker education programming. This series will feature a variety of topics related to making, and highlight some of our Maker Corps partners who are leaders in […]

Building Meaningful Connections Between Making and Culture: An Interview with Former Maker Corps Member Julie Cardenas

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Julie Cardenas is an early childhood educator and former Maker Corps Member. In this post, she speaks to Maker Ed program coordinator Justin about traditional ways of making, cardboard, tape, and empowering communities. If you’re interested in becoming a Maker Corps Member, applications are currently open! You can learn more here.   Justin Boner, Maker Ed: We […]

Growing From Maker Corps Member to Maker Program Director: Nora Peters’ Educator Story

Millvale Community Library

The Millvale Community Library (MCL), for those of you who don’t know, is an amazing little library in a borough of Pittsburgh, called Millvale. The mission of the MCL—More than a library, an agent of positive change—is clear as soon as you walk through the front doors. It’s really an amazing place to live, work, learn, and make.

Maker Corps 2017 is here!

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Introducing Our Network of Maker Corps Rockstars! A small microscope made out of wood and saved for decades. Memories of working in Grandma’s craft store. A tale of hoarding a favorite children’s book in the library makerspace to keep it out of circulation (and then getting a tattoo of the protagonist!). Toilet paper rolls that change […]

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 Corps 2016: A Snapshot of Summer Making

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We are full in the swing of things this 2016 Maker Corps season! We have 78 Maker Corps Members contributing to summer maker education programming at over 40 sites! Summer making opportunities for young people are underway at community centers, libraries, museums, science centers and so many places in between. One of my favorite things […]

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 Children’s Museum of Houston

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Maker Ed is so excited to welcome Children’s Museum of Houston 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 and approaches to the communities that they serve. Below is […]