The Maker Ed Convening is an annual gathering of maker education practitioners from all over the world. This year, we will be hosting the event in Pittsburgh, PA, in collaboration with the Museum Lab at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. We are committed to further exploring last years themes equity, accessibility, and sustainability in maker education over two full days of sharing, collaboration, and delicious food. We hope you will join us!
100% of survey responses said the convening provoked thinking. Highlights include:
I walked away with so many ideas and just feeling reenergized to do good work. It is easy to get burnt out in our field, and sometimes you need something like this to relight the fire and passion.”
I always get something new when I come to gatherings like this. I was reminded to look at my own biases before doing empathy or design work for another. It made me think of how I might try & incorporate this into work I do with teachers.”
There are so many ways to create, make, explore curiosity that the possibilities are endless. Also, great questions were asked about who has access and what should be labeled as “making”.”