Ask a Maker Educator – Problem-Based Science

Christa Flores is the author of Making Science, “a book about constructionism, science literacy and making the world a better place.” In 2012, Flores co-founded the Hillbrook School iLab for Making, a classroom designed for material and digital making in Los Gatos, California. She teaches Problem-based Science with an emphasis on material science, design thinking, […]

Ask a Maker Educator — Donna Sangwin Talks Creative Re-use


Donna Sangwin is Founder and Executive Director of ReCreate, a nonprofit organization based in Roseville, California that focuses on sustainable maker education. “By diverting clean usable waste from local businesses and combining it with high-tech tools, ReCreate delivers hands-on, project-based learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.  ReCreate empowers our region’s […]

Ask a Maker Educator – Laura Fleming


Laura Fleming has been an educator in the state of New Jersey for 20 years.  She has been both a classroom teacher and media specialist in grades K-8 and currently as a Library Media Specialist for grades 9-12. She has played a prominent role in education as a writer and speaker and has served as an […]

Maker Ed’s 2016 Holiday Reading List


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 […]

Facing the STEM Monster at Fablearn 2016

On October 14th-16th, Stanford held the 6th annual FabLearn conference on creativity and making in education. The FabLearn Conference, as their website describes, “aims to bring together award-winning academics and educators, learning sciences researchers, and policy-advisors to build a community interested in putting curiosity, innovation, and hands-on problem solving back into today’s schools.” FabLearn also […]