Some of our current team members have written a reflection about their work at Maker Ed that they would like to share with the community. From Dora Medrano Ramos: While […]
Tell us a bit more about yourself… I am an actress turned writer and educator. As a traveler, reader, and storyteller with a theater maker’s foundation, I consider myself fortunate […]
This week, as we celebrate Learning in the Making’s first birthday, we have two incredibly special posts featuring Linda Le and Dora Medrano Ramos, who started Learning in the Making last year.
In this post, we chat with Dora: educator, math healer, undocumented immigrant, and big dreamer redefining who gets to be called a “maker” and what is considered “making.”
What is math anxiety?
Math anxiety is realized when engaging with math causes a mental shut down. It can show up as panic, stress, anger, the inability to talk about math from a fear of being wrong, negative associations, or a brain freeze, among others. Learn more from our resident Math Champion, Dora!
Learning in the Making: Live! invites guest hosts of color on as equal and valued partners and collaborators, so that they can tell their stories and showcase the amazing things […]
The advent of COVID-19 has forever altered life as we know it, and the lives and learning of students all across America.
However, it is during times like these that heroes and heroines are born, those willing to serve and support others despite general communal fear. These are the people that sacrifice their own health and safety for the protection and safety of others.
Today’s Maker Education Initiative interview consists of a casual conversation with such a person, Meisha Marshall. Meisha is an advocate for youth in East Oakland needing alternative ways of learning, and she explores cutting-edge ways of ensuring they have access to tools that support their mental and physical health and development. Read more…
Tune in to watch Kayla Canario and Donna Gobbell (from Bearden Middle School in Knoxville, TN) discuss ways they’ve involved their students in the design of their school makerspace from the ground up. Read more…
In this Ask a Maker Educator conversation, we use storytelling and discussion to explore the ways in which making can excite and empower traditionally underserved populations. We show what equity-minded maker education looks like in action, and provide guidance for educators looking for ways to authentically engage all members of their community through making. Read more…
For September’s episode of Ask a Maker Educator, Maker Corps Program Manager Katie Barthelow sat down with Bárbara Yarza and Andrés Ruelas from El Garage Hub in Mexicali, Mexico. Their conversation explores some of the exciting ways that the El Garage Hub team is helping youth develop their capacity as leaders and creators.
We are so excited to be launching our second season of Ask a Maker Educator! For season two, we’re going to be making some exciting changes to the series’ format that we think will give you more opportunities to connect with our amazing guests.