Nathan Mook, a Social Studies Department Chair and a 7th-grade classroom teacher, is using street art as a vehicle for students to explore and understand important issues facing their generation.In this post, Nathan shares his story of how and why he developed the program.
As a physics teacher at Harding Senior High, the largest Title I high school in Minnesota, I never thought I’d have to kick my students out of class or tell them they had to go home by 5 p.m. But as our school moved towards building projects with our students, this “problem” grew as well.
Our Maker VISTA program focuses on overcoming poverty through maker education. Maker VISTA members serve at partner sites around the country to impact organizations and the wider community. Read more about what our Maker VISTA members are accomplishing this month…
At Bethune Middle School VISTA members have worked to make making happen–and make making meaningful to makers. Find out how two years of Maker VISTA partnership has developed the maker community at this middle school.
Maker VISTA members don’t do it all alone. They all have amazing mentors and supporters guiding them through their year of service. Meet Toutoule Ntoya Ed.D from LAEP, one of our Maker VISTA champions!
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.