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.
We’re so pleased and thrilled that we’ve been able to continue offering maker educators a unique opportunity to connect in person, at an event focused on making and learning, and in May 2017, we hosted our 3rd annual Maker Educator Convening.
In this blog post, Techbridge CEO Nikole Collins-Puri, discusses the mission of the organization, why including girls from low-income communities in the maker movement is necessary, and how lip balm is relevant to STEM exploration and achievement.
As this year’s Week of Making comes to a close, we are excited to publish our first annual Maker Promise report, which shares what we have learned about the state of making in schools and how this is shaping our efforts.
We asked Maker VISTA members at partner sites nationwide to share feedback and reflections from their communities, giving voice and shape to the impact of Maker VISTA. Here’s a look, site by site, at how our Maker VISTA members, supervisors, and the youth and educators they serve, have been affected by maker-centered learning and capacity building this school year.
Nathan Mook, a Social Studies Department Chair and a 7th-grade classroom teacher, is using street art as a vehicle for students to explore and understand important issues facing their generation.In this post, Nathan shares his story of how and why he developed the program.
As a physics teacher at Harding Senior High, the largest Title I high school in Minnesota, I never thought I’d have to kick my students out of class or tell them they had to go home by 5 p.m. But as our school moved towards building projects with our students, this “problem” grew as well.
Julie Cardenas is an early childhood educator and former Maker Corps Member. In this post, she speaks to Maker Ed program coordinator Justin about traditional ways of making, cardboard, tape, and empowering communities. If you’re interested in becoming a Maker Corps Member, applications are currently open! You can learn more here. Justin Boner, Maker Ed: We […]