Maker Ed chats with Bri James, Maker Ed’s Content and Communications Strategist and guest host on Learning in the Making: Stamps and Patterns.
We’re thrilled to announce that Kyle Cornforth has joined Maker Ed as our new Executive Director. She comes to us from the Edible Schoolyard Project, where for two decades she has worked with teachers from all over the world to shift their educational practices and approach. Read more to learn more about Kyle and her approach towards educational transformation.
Although this is an introductory blog post, I’ve actually been at Maker Ed for 6 months now, working behind-the-scenes running our blog, social media accounts, and other communications needs. I’ve been so busy getting involved that I haven’t had the time to sit down and write this until now! I grew up in a family of […]
I’m new to the idea of labeling myself as a “maker.” At an early age I was labeled as: a musician, a writer, a performer. I thought that this meant that I could not also be: a scientist, a mathematician, an engineer. I was led to believe that these were two completely different types of […]
Hi all! I’m Katie, and I hail from a small island (think 2,000 residents) off the coast of Washington state where I took a ferry to school, and everyone I knew was a maker of some sort because there were few formalized jobs. I grew up with a best friend whose parents made a living blowing glass. […]
When I was young, my favorite things to make were: sandwiches my brother laugh believe I was somehow both incredibly shy and incredibly bossy. I followed rules on the outside and raged defiantly against The Man on the inside (at the time, “The Man” took the shape of my mom, or directions about coloring, or pants). Making […]
Oh, hello there, maker and maker education community. I’m Andy, the new VISTA Leader for Maker Ed. That means I have the honor of supporting and building the capacity of our VISTAs for the next year. This blog is my attempt to introduce myself, which I should immediately admit is somewhat futile as I’ve been […]
When I was in elementary school, I built a Honey I Shrunk the Kids-style shrinking helmet. If I remember correctly, the materials included an old bicycle helmet, at least one roll of silver duct tape, and the pieces of a VCR I had unceremoniously dismantled. I did not know what “making” was. I had never heard of […]
Before joining the Maker Ed team in January, I had enveloped myself in the fascinating study of Greco-Roman antiquity through its languages, drawing insight and inspiration from its complex, disappearing cultures and its many, distinct but overlapping histories. This leap from the library of humanistic scholarship to the hands-on laboratory of making is not as far […]
I found myself on the floor of the Tinkering Studio in The Exploratorium on a Tuesday morning in autumn 2014, paired with a high school math teacher and armed with the task of making a marble go as slowly as possible. I was invigorated: I had a partner, I had a goal, and I had […]