Over the past few months Agency by Design Oakland and Maker Ed have partnered with The Culture of Repair Project to consider how to ignite an interest in repair within maker-centered learning and the broader K-12 landscape. Our working group recently had the opportunity to present our repair research at the annual Maker Ed Convening. 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.”
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.
Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, our guest author and a member of the bipartisan Maker Caucus, discusses the 21st Century SHOP CLASS Act and how it will invest in maker education, making, and teacher training.
Maker Ed guest post: Makerspace College Admissions Essay Guest Post: Makerspace College Admissions Essay
About the author: In 2016, Kate Murray stepped away from her position as lead maker educator at Space 8, an educational makerspace designed for 8- to 12-year-olds, to embark on a motorcycle journey from Alaska to Antartica. Maker Ed has been keeping up with Kate throughout her trip as she connects with maker educators and makerspaces around the world, […]
“So many in our society are quick to criticize the system that public school students learn under, but equally strong in number are those who strive actively to change it. By promoting student voice, self-directed learning, and passion-centered projects in school, we’re making a lasting difference for students in their secondary schooling and well into […]
This guest post is a college admissions essay written by Will Pearson, a student completing his senior year at Friends’ Central School in Philadelphia, PA. The graphic images below were also created by Will. Makerspace College Admissions Essay For me, the best way to learn is by teaching myself, a fact I discovered in my […]
This guest post was written by Courtney Sears, a second grade teacher at Ephesus Road Elementary School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and a North Carolina Teacher Voice Fellow with Hope Street Group. You can follow her on Twitter @CourtSears1. Taking the Time for Making Four year olds like to paint. For some students, […]