Maker Corps 2016 at MAKESHOP at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Maker Ed is so excited to welcome MAKESHOP at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh 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 a glimpse into what Maker Corps will look like at MAKESHOP. If you are interested in spending the summer at MAKESHOP, apply now to become a Maker Corps Member.

MAKESHOP at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh & Maker Corps 2016

MAKESHOP is looking for enthusiastic, curious, passionate Maker Corps Members to join us for Summer 2016!

Need to chisel a dovetail joint? Laser cut some cookies? Embroider some electronics? Dress a four-harness floor loom? With a dedicated staff brought together by a love of making, learning and teaching, we’re always ready to share our passions and knowledge through both informal peer-to-peer training as well as robust, structured professional development opportunities. Whatever makes you awesome – your skills, schemes, thoughts, observations – we want to add it to our team.

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A girl tries soldering for the first time during a visit to MAKESHOP. What new things do you want to try? What are you willing to fail at? What are you excited to share?

This is our fourth year as a Maker Corps partner site, and we’re eager to welcome a new cohort to Pittsburgh’s North Shore. As a collaborative project of Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out of School Environments (UPCLOSE) and Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), we strive to provide a range of social, learner-driven, multi-layered experiences that can be adjusted to suit any age, from 2 to 102.

Crystal (Maker Corps 2013) assists with a sewing machine during Maker Educator Boot Camp. Along with children, families, and youth, MAKESHOP holds events for educators, to help them grow skills and approaches that they can take back to their schools, libraries and community centers.

Crystal (Maker Corps 2013) assists with a sewing machine during Maker Educator Boot Camp. Along with children, families, and youth, MAKESHOP holds events for educators, to help them grow skills and approaches that they can take back to their schools, libraries and community centers.

MAKESHOP runs a range of programs that reach diverse audiences across the region. Maker Corps Members can expect to engage our local community in a number of different ways including: exploring tools with families visiting the museum, creating and facilitating workshops in areas of personal interest, planning activities for youth nights and summer camp, assisting with educator workshops, and working with community partners such as ACTION Housing.

During our Summer Camp 2014, kids explored rules, systems and computer programming through the process of designing both physical and digital games. Participants were encouraged to create informally and collaboratively, the same way that the MAKESHOP team works.

During our Summer Camp 2014, kids explored rules, systems and computer programming through the process of designing both physical and digital games. Participants were encouraged to create informally and collaboratively, the same way that the MAKESHOP team works.

Check out what we’re up to and come say hello! Connect with us via Instagram (@makeshoppgh), Twitter (@makeshoppgh), or our website.

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