Documenting our Open Portfolios Workshop in Pittsburgh

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Thinking about spending a few inspiring fall days in Pittsburgh? We did! Along with approximately 60 other educators, administrators, practitioners, and even a few researchers—from K-12 and higher education, we offered a second Open Portfolios workshop last week on Nov 15–16, 2016 in the grand city of Pittsburgh. The sun was shining, and we gathered together […]

Release of “A Practical Guide to Open Portfolios”!

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Coming off the heels of a successful Open Portfolio Workshop in Pittsburgh last week, we are thrilled to announce the official release of “A Practical Guide to Open Portfolios“! A guide that’s been 10 months in the making, drawing inspiration and concrete insights from educators and researchers in K-12 and higher ed alike, the guide distills some […]

Maker Ed Announces Launch of New “Professional Development” Category in Online Resource Library

PRESS RELEASE Maker Ed Announces Launch of New “Professional Development” Category in Online Resource Library This offering of free resources, both curated and original, aims to fill the growing needs of maker educators seeking opportunities for further professional enrichment. Oakland, CA, October 31, 2016 Maker Ed’s online Resource Library, originally launched in 2014, serves as […]

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 […]

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 […]

Announcing the Open Portfolio Workshop this fall!

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We’re delighted to announce that Maker Ed — in collaboration with the Remake Learning Network — will be offering an east coast Open Portfolio Workshop in Pittsburgh on Nov 15-16, 2016! Graciously hosted by IDeaTe at Carnegie Mellon University, this two-day, hands-on workshop will focus on exploring practices for capturing making & learning through portfolios. In […]

Open Portfolios: Looking back on our first-ever Practitioner Workshop

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In July and August 2015, we kicked off Phase 2 of the Open Portfolio Project. Having built a strong foundation of findings and insights from Phase 1, we are excited to continue deepening our work with the generous support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. In the months since, we have re-engaged with a […]

Community and Camaraderie at the Maker Educator Convening 2015

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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!

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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 […]