Maker Ed’s 2016 Holiday Reading List

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With maker education becoming increasingly prevalent in schools and learning environments across the country, more and more research, books, and posts are discussing the impacts, benefits, and challenges of making-centered learning. The team at Maker Ed has put together a reading list to highlight some of these amazing maker education books, articles, and papers that have inspired […]

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 […]

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 […]

Open Portfolios: The Importance of Portfolios for Makers

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As our Open Portfolio Project closes out its field research component into October, we are excited to share the 2nd research brief in the series: The Importance of Portfolios for Makers. This second brief highlights three site visits (among many more to be showcased in later briefs) and their current portfolio practices, successes, and challenges. It attempts to address […]

Open Portfolios: A Networked Vision for Sharing and Documenting

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Maker Ed is delighted to share widely the first of many research briefs that will be arising from the Open Portfolio Project: A Networked Vision for Sharing and Documenting. This initial research brief draws upon our literature review work and also elaborates on the intention and vision for this work. We’re in the midst of Phase 2 of […]

Maker Ed Launches Campaign To Create and Expand Nationwide Network of Youth-Oriented Makerspaces

PRESS RELEASE Maker Ed Launches Campaign To Create and Expand Nationwide Network of Youth-Oriented Makerspaces Partners with Autodesk, Cognizant, FIRST, Intel, Maker Media, and US2020 to Support Access to Nearby Makerspaces for Every Child in America Oakland, CA, June 18, 2014: Announced at this week’s White House Maker Faire, the Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) launches […]

Maker Ed Presents First Annual Making Possibilities Workshop

PRESS RELEASE Maker Ed Presents First Annual Making Possibilities Workshop Engages 100 Educators to Bring Innovative Learning Through Making to 1000s of Youth  Santa Clara, CA, May 2014: The Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) is delighted to host the first annual Making Possibilities Workshop for educators on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Intel’s Headquarters in […]