Summer is here and we’re taking a much needed break. And while our office will be closed from July 1st until July 10th, we take the opportunity to uplift some exciting news below. We are excited to announce that we have extended the application date to apply for Making Spaces Cohort 6 to July 31, […]
The last several years have been incredibly difficult for educators. On June 4th, we celebrated a milestone by having our first in-person event since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. For this event, we collaborated, co-designed, and co-facilitated with Agency by Design Oakland (AbDO), their Director Paula Mitchell and phenomenal Oakland Educator, Abdul-Haqq Khalifah. During […]
Interested in learning more about Making Spaces, Maker Ed’s 33-month program that provides communities with the help they need to activate and sustain maker education through professional development, resources, and community engagement? Join us on Wednesday, June 28, from 2:00-4:00 PT where you’ll have a chance to get a taste of the Making Spaces approach. […]
Are you looking for ways to revive, restore, and reset as you move into summer? Join Maker Ed and Agency by Design Oakland in this day-long, in-person workshop where we will create a space for educators to come together, practice individual and collective healing practices through making, and center community, care, and connection. We will […]
In this post, we meet Donaldo Almazan (he/him), an artist and engineer helping to create Maker Ed’s online community for makers and educators, which is launching this summer! Tell us a little more about you. Hello! I’m Donaldo, a Community Engagement Co-lead at Maker Ed. I’m originally from South Texas (Rio Grande Valley ☀️ ) […]
In this post, we meet Isabel, (she/her/hers) a positive and cognitive psychologist focused on bridging joy and play with community engagement and facilitation to build a fun, diverse, robust Maker Ed network. Tell us a little more about you. I studied human happiness and brain science because I’m interested in the ways we understand, cultivate, […]
The past two years have been challenging and transformative at Maker Ed. We’ve made internal shifts in our practice, adapted our trainings, resources, and programs to respond to the changing world around us, and we have learned a lot! What we haven’t done is do a great job updating our website to reflect all the […]
As I transition into a new role at a different organization, I am reflecting on what I am grateful for and proud of from my time with this remarkable community. During my four years at Maker Ed, I have been grateful to increasingly center equity and liberatory practice. Offering professional development centered in making & […]
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 honor of a year’s worth of amazing Learning in the Making episodes we talk with LITM co-creator, Linda Le: an educator, activist, eater, and maker of memories, meaning, and things.
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!