Maker VISTA members don’t do it all alone. They all have amazing mentors and supporters guiding them through their year of service. Meet Aaron Vanderwerff from Lighthouse Community Charter School, one of our Maker VISTA champions!
Wonder what capacity building looks like? Our “Day in the Life” series follows our Maker VISTA members in varying educational landscapes, as they tackle tasks big and small in their efforts to strengthen and sustain maker-centered learning.
Our “Why I Serve” series invites you to get to know some of the amazing individuals currently serving as Maker VISTA members who are working to fight poverty through maker education, across the country.
Whether by building mobile STEAM Trunks, creating websites, or forging connections in the community, Maker VISTA member at Drew Charter School in Atlanta, Georgia have made an impact through service. They have also accelerated the integration of making at the innovative K-12 school.
Grass Valley was committed to integrating more making into students’ day-to-day learning, but needed a jolt of energy and effort to propel their small staff over initial starting speed bumps. Maker VISTA members, through Maker Ed’s Maker VISTa program, provided that accelerating boost. Read More…
The holistic experience of making that is somehow able to integrate the learner’s mind and body, along with the efforts and energies of fellow learners and community members was undeniably achieved and excitingly evident during a recent STEAM extravaganza weekend held at Maker VISTA partner site, Drew Charter School, in Atlanta.
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 […]
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. Bethune Middle School At Bethune Middle School in […]