Ask a Maker Educator Series

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

The video will be pre-recorded and released halfway through the month. The community will then have the opportunity to join the conversation themselves through an online Twitter chat with the educator at the end of the Month.

Do you have a question about one of our videos, or want to suggest a topic for us to explore or an educator we can interview? Let us know below:

Past Episodes:

January, 2018
Date Name Topic Watch
January 30, 2018 Kayla Canario and Donna Gobbell, Bearden Middle School, Tennessee Involving & Empowering Young Learners
June, 2017
Date Name Topic Watch
June 21, 2017 Gaelyn Jenkins, Riverside Middle School, South Carolina Maker Learning in Greenville, SC
June 7, 2017
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
May 10, 2017 Casey Shea & Anna Van Dordrecht, Sonoma County Office of Education Academics and Maker Education
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
March, 2017
Date Name Topic Watch
March 29, 2017 Crystal Le & Maria Renteria, VISTA Members at Grass Valley Elementary Ask a Maker VISTA
March 29, 2017 David Wells, New York Hall of Science Facilitating Maker Learning Experiences
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
March 15, 2017 Suzette Duncan Developing Inclusive Maker Education Practices
March 1, 2017 Marcos Navas, Technology Coordinator at Union City Board of Education, New Jersey
February, 2017
Date Name Topic Watch
Feb 22, 2017 Tom Ralston & Pam Moran Ask a Maker Educator, Superintendents Edition
Feb 15, 2017 Christa Flores, author of Making Science Problem Based Science
Feb 8, 2017 Jackie Moore, Level UP Makerspace
Feb 1, 2017 Kennan Scott, West Oakland Middle School Middle School Engineering & Design Thinking
January, 2017
Date Name Topic Watch
Jan 25, 2017 Donna Sangwin, ReCreate Making and Creative Reuse
Jan 18, 2017 Laura Fleming, Worlds of Learning Choosing Materials for Your Makerspace
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
December, 2016
Date Name Topic Watch
Dec 21, 2016 Ashanti Davis, Fleet Science Center & Ryan Jenkins, The Tinkering Studio at The Exploratorium Computational Tinkering
Dec 14, 2016 Gina Thankrey, Skline School’s STREAM Lab Making & Project Based Learning
Dec 7, 2016 Mark Schreiber, Design Case Consulting Assessing and Integrating Maker Learning Across Subjects
November, 2016
Date Name Topic Watch
Nov 16, 2016 Kim Mesa, Alum Rock Educational Foundation Equity, Access and Community Building Through Afterschool Maker Programs
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
Nov 2, 2016 Robert Pronovost, Founder of EmpowerMINT Making in Title I Schools
October, 2016
Date Name Topic Watch
Oct 19, 2016 Doug Baldwin, Emerging Technologies Librarian at the Piscataway Public Library Exploring Making in Libraries