See SAM Grow: Saturdays at the Sanger SAM Academy

  by Janet Miller and Victoria Cortez SAM’s doors opened in late September and her VISTAs, Janet and Victoria, arrived on November 25, 2013. While walls were still being painted, the show went on for “OSOT,” one of the thousand or so acronyms the VISTAs are still learning but “out-of-school-time” is what SAM is all […]

Making MAKING Journals

By Jessica Gray Schipp, Maker AmeriCorps VISTA at the Lighthouse Community Charter School Creativity Lab Journal, sketchbook, notebook, blog, book, diary, scrapbook, daybook, log — no matter what you call these information collectors, they all do the same sort of something. They provide a way to document our experiences. They can be shared or private, written or […]

Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland, CA

by Aaron Vanderwerff The Lighthouse Creativity Lab: Call for Makers  The Lighthouse Creativity Lab is excited to be able to host two Maker Corps Members as we embark on our first summer making program.  We believe that it is important to bring making into the lives of our students because they develop creative confidence, a broader […]

DIY Girls in Los Angeles, CA

by Luz Rivas, Founder and Executive Director DIY Girls: Making, Playing and Exploring DIY Girls’ mission is to increase girls’ interest in technology, engineering and making through innovative educational experiences. DIY Girls develops and implements educational programs designed to promote girls’ early engagement and exploration with technology, encourage self-confidence and support aspiration to technical careers. […]

Maker Corps at Mamaroneck Union Free School District

by Margaret Kaufer Hommocks Middle School Co-Op Camp & Maker Corps: FROM STEM to STEAM The Mamaroneck Union Free School District is in its second year as a Maker Corps host site.  In 2014, our program is one of only four Maker Corps host sites that serve youth through a public school summer program.  This summer, […]

Welcome Jeremy Mitchell and Maker AmeriCorps VISTAs

By Paloma Garcia-Lopez As students take their final quizzes before winter break and educators reflect on their year of service, Maker Ed has been gearing up for a robust expansion of maker programming rather than winding down.  This season, Maker Ed staff witnessed the swearing in of our Maker Americorps VISTA Leader, Jeremy Mitchell.  Chad […]