What Are Micro-Credentials, And Why Are They So Exciting?

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Educators are always learning. In the classroom with students, at workshops and trainings, through the process of developing and facilitating lessons, and in so many more places educators are constantly building and refining their skills. Often, the skills developed in their day-to-day practice prove to be the most valuable tools for educators. With micro-credentials, educators […]

Photo Highlights from the 2016 World Maker Faire in NYC

Akili Lee from Digital Youth Network (Chicago) speaks at the Meet Maker Educators panel. Panelists L-R: Ryan Reedell, Doug Baldwin, Liz Whitewall, Jackie Moore, Akili Lee, David Wells, and Janet Hollingsworth.

World Maker Faire took place on Oct. 1-2 at the New York Hall of Science. We were lucky enough to have to opportunity to organize some amazing presentations at the Education Forum and Education Stage. We hope that you were able to make it! We’ve compiled some of our best photo highlights for those who weren’t able to be there.    […]

Maker Moments: October 2016

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Making MAKING Happen Through Maker VISTA  Our Maker VISTA program focuses on overcoming poverty through maker education. Maker VISTA members serve at partner sites around the country to impact organizations and the wider community through partnership development, volunteer recruitment, community building, resource creation, educator training, and much more. Lighthouse Community Charter School In September, Maker VISTAs […]

My Maker Faire NYC Panel Experience

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World Maker Faire took place on Oct. 1-2 at the New York Hall of Science. We were lucky enough to have to opportunity to organize some amazing presentations at the Education Stage. We hope that you were able to make it! We’ve asked a few of our panelists and guests to recap the festivities for those who weren’t able […]

Julian Waters on The Impact of Changing Minds

Young Maker Julian Waters presents at the Education Forum in New York

“So many in our society are quick to criticize the system that public school students learn under, but equally strong in number are those who strive actively to change it. By promoting student voice, self-directed learning, and passion-centered projects in school, we’re making a lasting difference for students in their secondary schooling and well into […]

Maker Ed Partners with the Boy Scouts’ Exploring Program and Cognizant to Expand Opportunities for Making to Youth

PRESS RELEASE Maker Ed Partners with the Boy Scouts’ Exploring Program and Cognizant to Expand Opportunities for Making to Youth Partnership will expand the reach and impact of Maker Ed’s Young Makers program.  OAKLAND, CA, Oct. 7, 2016 Maker Ed is excited to announce a unique partnership with The Boy Scouts of America’s Exploring program and […]

Maker Ed Organizes Education Forum and Education Stage at World Maker Faire, Announces Launch of Professional Development Course Offerings and New Research Findings on the Needs of Maker Educators

PRESS RELEASE Maker Ed Organizes Education Forum and Education Stage at World Maker Faire, Announces Launch of Professional Development Course Offerings and New Research Findings on the Needs of Maker Educators New research findings indicate that there may be a trend towards incorporating making in K-12 settings. NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2016 The Maker Education […]