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!
We are writing with broken hearts after eight individuals, six of whom were Asian women, were slain after another devastating event of white supremacy and white male rage in Atlanta on Tuesday. Anti-Asian hate and misogyny are rife in America, around the world, and in our own Bay Area community. While incidences of hate and […]
This is the fifth in a series of blog posts focused on how hands-on learning can be made accessible at home. To date, kits have been distributed to 750 families in Oakland through Oakland Unified School District’s “Grab and Go” food distribution sites, drive-through graduations, and delivered to families’ homes. This work would not have […]
This is the fourth in a series of blog posts focused on how hands-on learning can be made accessible at home. This post is by contributing writer Dion Evans. To date, kits have been distributed to 750 families in Oakland through Oakland Unified School District’s “Grab and Go” food distribution sites, drive-through graduations, and delivered […]