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 […]

Young Makers 2015: Physical Computing for mentors!

YM_PD Trinket pair

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 […]

Seeking Young Makers 2015 Bay Area Regional Coordinators

Young Makers project

Maker Ed is delighted to announce new opportunities related to our Young Makers program for 2015! As in past years, the Young Makers program brings together youth with adult and teen mentors who, together, create a youth-driven project for exhibition at a showcase event. Along the way, they work through challenges with both mentors and […]

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 Presents First Annual Making Possibilities Workshop

PRESS RELEASE Maker Ed Presents First Annual Making Possibilities Workshop Engages 100 Educators to Bring Innovative Learning Through Making to 1000s of Youth  Santa Clara, CA, May 2014: The Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) is delighted to host the first annual Making Possibilities Workshop for educators on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Intel’s Headquarters in […]