The last several years have been incredibly difficult for educators. On June 4th, we celebrated a milestone by having our first in-person event since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. For this event, we collaborated, co-designed, and co-facilitated with Agency by Design Oakland (AbDO), their Director Paula Mitchell and phenomenal Oakland Educator, Abdul-Haqq Khalifah. During […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s back-to-school time, and one of the best ways to get excited about the new school year is to engage colleagues and/or students in a making activity! Making is an awesome opportunity to get adults and youth excited, have them engage a “hands-on and mind-on” approach.
Whether by building mobile STEAM Trunks, creating websites, or forging connections in the community, Maker VISTA member at Drew Charter School in Atlanta, Georgia have made an impact through service. They have also accelerated the integration of making at the innovative K-12 school.
Grass Valley was committed to integrating more making into students’ day-to-day learning, but needed a jolt of energy and effort to propel their small staff over initial starting speed bumps. Maker VISTA members, through Maker Ed’s Maker VISTa program, provided that accelerating boost. Read More…
About the Author: Glenn Robbins is the proud superintendent of the Tabernacle Township School District, in Tabernacle, New Jersey. He is a NASSP Digital Principal of the Year, and SETDA Student Voice Award Winner. His passion is harnessing a school culture that thrives on design thinking skills, innovative digital spaces, BYOD/1to1, and Makerspaces. Here’s to […]
By Scott Miller It’s an exciting time to be a maker! It is even more exciting to be an administrator that supports and fosters making in our school and community. I have had the opportunity to engage our school community over the past three years to grow our maker education program from a single design […]
PRESS RELEASE Digital Promise and Maker Ed Launch the Maker Promise Washington, D.C., March 9, 2016 — Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in education, and Maker Ed, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering educators to facilitate meaningful learning experiences with youth, today launched the Maker Promise. Announced by the White House […]
This guest post was written by Courtney Sears, a second grade teacher at Ephesus Road Elementary School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and a North Carolina Teacher Voice Fellow with Hope Street Group. You can follow her on Twitter @CourtSears1. Taking the Time for Making Four year olds like to paint. For some students, […]