Thank you to everyone who made it out to our Launch Party on Saturday. We had a beautiful, sunny day filled with pancakes, making, and music. Read more…
“What does Maker Education really mean? What does it really look like?
These are the questions that we asked ourselves repeatedly as we worked to shift the curriculum at Albemarle County Public Schools towards maker-infused learning.”
In 2016, Digital Promise and Maker Ed launched the Maker Promise, a campaign to bring quality making experiences to students across the country. Since the launch, we’ve challenged school leaders, educators, and community members to show their support for maker learning by committing to being champions for making, supporting spaces to make and learn, and […]
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…
In this blog post, Techbridge CEO Nikole Collins-Puri, discusses the mission of the organization, why including girls from low-income communities in the maker movement is necessary, and how lip balm is relevant to STEM exploration and achievement.
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.
In the middle of March 2017, Daniella Shoshan and Stephanie Chang criss-crossed the globe to run professional development workshops in Singapore. Here, they reflect on their experiences.
This past Thursday, Maker VISTA partner site Grass Valley Elementary School in Oakland, CA held a Black History Month Family Maker Night & Heritage Potluck. This event featured a little bit of everything—making, breaking bread, discussion—and a whole lot of one thing: intention. From the night’s theme of honoring and exploring historic and modern contributions […]
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 […]