Documenting our Open Portfolios Workshop in Pittsburgh


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 […]

Facing the STEM Monster at Fablearn 2016

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 […]

Announcing the Open Portfolio Workshop this fall!

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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 […]

Reflections on the National Week of Making

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 […]

Maker Ed Participates in the National Week of Making

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“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. […]

Open Portfolio Project’s Phase 2 launches!

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After many months of eager anticipation, we are thrilled to announce that we have the unique opportunity to continue our work on the Open Portfolio Project. With immense thanks to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Phase 2 of the project has recently begun! Back in collaboration with Indiana University’s Creativity Labs, led by Dr. […]