The Millvale Community Library (MCL), for those of you who don’t know, is an amazing little library in a borough of Pittsburgh, called Millvale. The mission of the MCL—More than a library, an agent of positive change—is clear as soon as you walk through the front doors. It’s really an amazing place to live, work, learn, and make.
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.
Maker Ed is once again thrilled to offer Young Makers the opportunity to exhibit their original work at Maker Faire Bay Area in 2017! Since 2012, over 1,200 youth, representing clubs supported by Maker Ed’s Young Makers program, have showcased more than 350 unique projects at Maker Faire, where they are able to take pride and […]
About the Author: Kate Jaggers is Supervising Librarian of the User Services Department at Piscataway Public Library in Piscataway, NJ, and Secretary of the New Jersey Makers Day Board. In addition to overall organization, Kate’s primary role on the NJMD Board is to encourage everyone’s big ideas while also keeping them grounded in reality. Find […]
About the author: Meredith Rice is the innovation specialist at Sunset Ridge District 29 in Northfield, Il. Besides managing the district’s makerspaces, she also provides technology coaching and professional development to teachers. Meredith is a Google Certified Trainer and an Apple Teacher with the Swift Playgrounds endorsement. Follow her on Twitter @FrauMRice or @SRSMakerspace. What […]
Maker Ed is excited to share this piece from Elizabeth Espinoza, a Technology Integrator at San Francisco Friends School, and the primary author of our brand new Maker Educator Meetup Playbook. We hope that her words inspire you to get involved in a maker educator meetup in your community, or to use the Playbook as […]
About the author: In 2016, Kate Murray stepped away from her position as lead maker educator at Space 8, an educational makerspace designed for 8- to 12-year-olds, to embark on a motorcycle journey from Alaska to Antartica. Maker Ed has been keeping up with Kate throughout her trip as she connects with maker educators and makerspaces around the world, […]