Maker Ed is thrilled to welcome back MAKESHOP at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh as a Maker Corps Host Site in 2015. For the third year of Maker Corps, Maker Ed will collaborate with more than forty organizations to host Maker Corps Members throughout the summer to bring maker activities and approaches to the communities that they serve.
Below is a glimpse into what Maker Corps will look like at MAKESHOP at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in 2015. Click here to learn more about becoming a Maker Corps Member at MAKESHOP at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.
MAKESHOP at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh & Maker Corps 2015
MAKESHOP is looking for enthusiastic, curious, passionate Maker Corps Members to join us for Summer 2015!
Need to chisel a dovetail joint? Laser cut some cookies? Embroider some electronics? Dress a four-harness floor loom? With a dedicated staff brought together by a love of making, learning and teaching, we’re always ready to share our passions and knowledge. And we want you to do the same! Whatever makes you awesome – your skills, schemes, thoughts, observations – we want to add it to our team.
This is our third year as a Maker Corps Host Site, and we’re eager to welcome a new cohort to Pittsburgh’s North Shore. As a collaborative project of Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out of School Environments (UPCLOSE) and Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), we strive to provide a range of social, learner-driven, multi-layered experiences that can be adjusted to suit any age, from 2 to 102.
Crystal (Maker Corps 2013) assists with a sewing machine during Maker Educator Boot Camp. Along with children, families, and youth, MAKESHOP holds events for educators, to help them grow skills and approaches that they can take back to their schools, libraries and community centers.
MAKESHOP runs a range of programs that reach diverse audiences across the region. Maker Corps Members can expect to engage our local community in a number of different ways including: exploring tools with families visiting the museum, creating and facilitating workshops in areas of personal interest, planning activities for youth nights and summer camp, assisting with workshops at Maker Educator Boot Camp, and working with community partners such as ACTION Housing.
During our Summer Camp 2014, kids explored rules, systems and computer programming through the process of designing both physical and digital games. Participants were encouraged to create informally and collaboratively, the same way that the MAKESHOP team works.