In this post, we meet Zahra Syed, She/Her, and she is Maker Ed’s Operations Manager. Tell us a little more about you. Hi! I am Zahra. Telling stories, relationships and scrappy making are my positive obsessions. I love sharing food with family and community (my people) and indulging in joyful, fun, leisurely conversations. I love […]
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, […]
Tell us a bit more about yourself… I am an actress turned writer and educator. As a traveler, reader, and storyteller with a theater maker’s foundation, I consider myself fortunate to have lived and traveled to many different places. This has increased my sense of empathy and understanding that we all value different things and […]
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 this post, we chat with Dora: educator, math healer, undocumented immigrant, and big dreamer redefining who gets to be called a “maker” and what is considered “making.”
Maker Ed chats with Bri James, Maker Ed’s Content and Communications Strategist and guest host on Learning in the Making: Stamps and Patterns.
Aáron Heard joined the team at Maker Ed in September 2020 to support Learning in the Making: LIVE! as Host and organizer — we’re so excited to see what she creates! Learn more about her in her first blog post.
One Christmas, I received the gift of my (then) dreams: a see-through alarm clock! I was always curious about what made things work and how they were assembled — and this clock was a perfect work of art! With its different colored gears and hard exterior just begging to be cracked open, it was a […]
I can’t tell you how many times my roommate of 5 years now has said to me, “You have too much time on your hands”. This is her default response whenever she’s found me taking apart a computer monitor, frankenstiening whatever ingredients I could find in our kitchen into some kind of dessert, creating […]
My first foray into making was in 3rd grade. As I was walking to school one morning, I noticed a spider jump out from a funnel-shaped web with a trap door to grab a beetle. I was intrigued that something as simple as a spider could make something as complex as a trap door. I […]