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…
Edward P. Clapp, our guest author and a presenter at Maker Faire New York this weekend, is a principal investigator at Project Zero where he is a co-director of the Agency by Design initiative, an investigation of the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning.
We’re so pleased and thrilled that we’ve been able to continue offering maker educators a unique opportunity to connect in person, at an event focused on making and learning, and in May 2017, we hosted our 3rd annual Maker Educator Convening.
Thinking about spending a few inspiring fall days in Pittsburgh? We did! Along with approximately 60 other educators, administrators, practitioners, and even a few researchers—from K-12 and higher education, we offered a second Open Portfolios workshop last week on Nov 15–16, 2016 in the grand city of Pittsburgh. The sun was shining, and we gathered together […]
By Trey Lathe, Maker Ed’s Executive Director On October 27th, I had the privilege of attending the Citizen-Science Maker Summit hosted at Arizona State University and organized by the School for Future Innovation at ASU, and SciStarter. The summit was designed to explore the crossroads of citizen science and the maker movement, and I was […]
On October 14th-16th, Stanford held the 6th annual FabLearn conference on creativity and making in education. The FabLearn Conference, as their website describes, “aims to bring together award-winning academics and educators, learning sciences researchers, and policy-advisors to build a community interested in putting curiosity, innovation, and hands-on problem solving back into today’s schools.” FabLearn also […]
We’re delighted to announce that Maker Ed — in collaboration with the Remake Learning Network — will be offering an east coast Open Portfolio Workshop in Pittsburgh on Nov 15-16, 2016! Graciously hosted by IDeaTe at Carnegie Mellon University, this two-day, hands-on workshop will focus on exploring practices for capturing making & learning through portfolios. In […]
As the final day of the National Maker Faire at University of District of Columbia came to an end, I walked myself, Faire badge still dangling from my neck, towards the Metro station elevator. Throughout the Faire, and the entirety of the 2016 National Week of Making, the Maker Ed staff was in DC giving […]
On May 17 and 18th, we held the 2nd annual Maker Educator Convening at The Crucible in Oakland, CA. The two-day national event brought together roughly 175 formal and informal educators from across the country and the world, with the goal of connecting and deepening the collective impact of maker education. For attendees of the […]
“During National Week of Making, we recommit to sparking the creative confidence of all Americans and to giving them the skills, mentors, and resources they need to harness their passion and tackle some of our planet’s greatest challenges.” – President Obama Today, President Obama officially proclaimed June 17-23, 2016 as the National Week of Making. […]