This December, the Maker Ed team will be moving to a new location in the East Bay, which will serve as a destination maker-centered training center and event space! We envision a place where we can continue to test and iterate on our learning, deepen our own practice, train and convene educators, and build a validated, professional field for maker education together. Read more…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: With continued support from Google, six new hubs join national network of regional hubs that sustainably integrate maker education across the country Oakland, Calif., September 2018 – Building on three years of foundational work, leading to sustained and community-oriented maker education efforts, and with continued support from Google, Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) and […]
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.
During the five years that our Maker Corps program ran, we learned a lot! The program evolved each year to meet the ever-changing needs of maker educators across the country, and now, we’re excited to be launching a pilot year of MakerSphere, new effort that takes into account all that we’ve discovered.
Thanks to a National Science Foundation grant, Maker Ed will collaborate with TSL, Albemarle County Public Schools, and the San Mateo County Office of Education to improve school-based assessment practices in maker-centered education.
After three years of service to our organization, Warren (Trey) Lathe has resigned from his position as Executive Director of Maker Ed. Maker Ed continues to evolve since its founding five years ago, and we are grateful for Trey’s guidance over the last three years.
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.
Dear Maker Ed Community, 2016 has been quite a year of change for Maker Ed and for the larger national and international community in which we reside. For Maker Ed, it has been a year of growth as an organization. We undertook a rewarding year revisiting our strategic plan and refining our Theory of Change, […]
2016 was a big year for making and maker education, especially for us here at Maker Ed! As the year comes to a close, we want to share a list of our favorite 2016 highlights: from proud programs to cutting edge research, from international partners to inspiring youth, read about the amazing year at Maker […]
This week, Maker Ed is thrilled to announce our support for the newly launched Nation of Makers organization. The Nation of Makers initiative was started in 2014 by President Obama, and works to increase “opportunities for students to learn about STEM through making, expand the resources available for maker entrepreneurs, and foster the development of advanced manufacturing […]