Ask a Maker Educator Series

AAMEAsk a Maker Educator is an online video series designed to support educators with their questions and help them further their ideas. In each video, we dive deeply into a specific topic related to making and maker education, exploring this topic in a recorded conversation between an expert guest and a Maker Ed staff member, a live Twitter chat, and a variety of other connected content.

We are no longer recording new Ask a Maker Educator videos, but you can view all of our existing videos by clicking on the links below.

Previous Episodes by Month:

January 2018

Date Name Topic Watch
January 30, 2018 Kayla Canario and Donna Gobbell, Bearden Middle School, Tennessee Involving & Empowering Young Learners %CODEexpandIcon%

June 2017

Date Name Topic Watch
June 21, 2017 Gaelyn Jenkins, Riverside Middle School, South Carolina Maker Learning in Greenville, SC %CODEexpandIcon%

May 2017

Date Name Topic Watch
May 24, 2017 Mary Wegner, Superintendent, Sitka School District & Cindy Duncan, Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School Maker Learning in Sitka, Alaska %CODEexpandIcon%
May 10, 2017 Casey Shea & Anna Van Dordrecht, Sonoma County Office of Education Academics and Maker Education %CODEexpandIcon%

April 2017

Date Name Topic Watch
April 26, 2017 Peter Wardrip, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh & Mindy Porter, Scott Family Amazeum Crowdfunding for Making in Schools %CODEexpandIcon%

March 2017

Date Name Topic Watch
March 29, 2017 Crystal Le & Maria Renteria, VISTA Members at Grass Valley Elementary Ask a Maker VISTA %CODEexpandIcon%
March 29, 2017 David Wells, New York Hall of Science Facilitating Maker Learning Experiences %CODEexpandIcon%
March 22, 2017 Jacie Hood, Forth Worth Museum of Science and History and Rebecca Grabman, MAKESHOP at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Making in Museum Spaces %CODEexpandIcon%
March 15, 2017 Suzette Duncan Developing Inclusive Maker Education Practices %CODEexpandIcon%
March 1, 2017 Marcos Navas, Technology Coordinator at Union City Board of Education, New Jersey %CODEexpandIcon%


February 2017

Date Name Topic Watch
Feb 22, 2017 Tom Ralston & Pam Moran Ask a Maker Educator, Superintendents Edition %CODEexpandIcon%
Feb 15, 2017 Christa Flores, author of Making Science Problem Based Science %CODEexpandIcon%
Feb 8, 2017 Jackie Moore, Level UP Makerspace %CODEexpandIcon%
Feb 1, 2017 Kennan Scott, West Oakland Middle School Middle School Engineering & Design Thinking %CODEexpandIcon%


January 2017

Date Name Topic Watch
Jan 25, 2017 Donna Sangwin, ReCreate Making and Creative Reuse %CODEexpandIcon%
Jan 18, 2017 Laura Fleming, Worlds of Learning Choosing Materials for Your Makerspace %CODEexpandIcon%
Jan 11, 2017 Gina Silveira, Principal, Schaefer Charter School (Santa Rosa, CA) & Melissa Becker, Principal, Meadow Elementary (Petaluma, CA) Ask a Maker Educator, Administrator Edition %CODEexpandIcon%


December 2016

Date Name Topic Watch
Dec 21, 2016 Ashanti Davis, Fleet Science Center & Ryan Jenkins, The Tinkering Studio at The Exploratorium Computational Tinkering %CODEexpandIcon%
Dec 14, 2016 Gina Thankrey, Skline School’s STREAM Lab Making & Project Based Learning %CODEexpandIcon%
Dec 7, 2016 Mark Schreiber, Design Case Consulting Assessing and Integrating Maker Learning Across Subjects %CODEexpandIcon%


November 2016

Date Name Topic Watch
Nov 16, 2016 Kim Mesa, Alum Rock Educational Foundation Equity, Access and Community Building Through Afterschool Maker Programs %CODEexpandIcon%
Nov 9, 2016 Elissa Malespina, Teacher Librarian at Somerville Middle School (NJ) & IdaMae Craddock, Library Media Specialist at Burley Middle School (VA) Making & Student Engagement with Library Spaces %CODEexpandIcon%
Nov 2, 2016 Robert Pronovost, Founder of EmpowerMINT Making in Title I Schools %CODEexpandIcon%


October 2016

Date Name Topic Watch
Oct 19, 2016 Doug Baldwin, Emerging Technologies Librarian at the Piscataway Public Library Exploring Making in Libraries %CODEexpandIcon%