Maker Corps Host Sites in Miami, FL

A S.T.E.A.M.ing hot Maker Ed coalition is coming to Miami! Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, MIAMade at The LAB Miami, and REM Learning Center’s Play Make Share Program are proud to be teaming up with Maker Education Initiative to kickstart Maker Education in Miami-Dade County Florida. As hosts of the Maker Corps Summer […]

Making MAKING Journals

By Jessica Gray Schipp, Maker AmeriCorps VISTA  at the Lighthouse Community Charter School Creativity Lab Journal, sketchbook, notebook, blog, book, diary, scrapbook, daybook, log- no matter what you call these information collectors, they all do the same sort of something.  They provide a way to document our experiences.  They can be shared or private, written or drawn, […]

Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland, CA

by Aaron Vanderwerff The Lighthouse Creativity Lab: Call for Makers  The Lighthouse Creativity Lab is excited to be able to host two Maker Corps Members as we embark on our first summer making program.  We believe that it is important to bring making into the lives of our students because they develop creative confidence, a broader […]

DIY Girls in Los Angeles, CA

by Luz Rivas, Founder and Executive Director DIY Girls: Making, Playing and Exploring DIY Girls’ mission is to increase girls’ interest in technology, engineering and making through innovative educational experiences. DIY Girls develops and implements educational programs designed to promote girls’ early engagement and exploration with technology, encourage self-confidence and support aspiration to technical careers. […]

Maker Education Initiative Announces Summer Campaign At the White House

By Paloma Garcia-Lopez, Executive Director Today at the White House Science Fair, I had the great pleasure of meeting President Obama whose enthusiasm and support for inspiring the next generation of innovators was truly contagious.  While the President spoke with young scientists about their projects, including “Super Awesome Sylvia” who designed a drawing robot that […]

The Maker Mindset: Albemarle County Public Schools & Maker Corps

By Chad Ratliff and Pam Moran, District Administrators, Albemarle County Public Schools (Charlottesville, VA)     A few weeks ago, some of our young people reminded us that “making” is a mindset that can occur any time, any place.  During a snow day, a group of kids were co-opted by a local teenage video “maker” into creating […]