Developing Student Agency Through Design

Posted & in Project Zero, Teaching Channel.

Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland, CA uses maker-centered learning—with direction from Project Zero’s “Agency by Design” research initiative—to engage students in “looking closely, exploring complexity, and finding opportunity.” This post from Teaching Channel introduces us to “Agency by Design” and provides examples from the classroom.

Making Way for Makerspaces with Pop Up and Make

Posted & in LRNG.

The “Pop Up and Make” project in Greenville, North Carolina—supported by a 2014 LRNG Innovation Challenge grant—is supporting the creation of mobile spaces where students can play, tinker, make, and collaborate on a host of projects that speak to their interests in informal learning pathways.

Maker Party 2015 is Right Around the Corner: July 15 – July 31!

Posted & in Mozilla Webmaker.

The biggest party of the year is right around the corner! In 2014, Maker Party brought together almost 130,000 people who hosted more than 2,500 hands-on, community-run events across 86 countries. And they built some 44,000 projects — fun, funky, and useful apps, web pages, and games that made the Web a more exciting place. […]

Educator Innovator Launches CLMOOC—Sign-Up Today

Posted & in Educator Innovator Blog.

Launched just last week in celebration of the White House’s Week of Making, CLMOOC is a collaborative, knowledge-building and sharing experience open to anyone interested in making, playing, and learning together about the educational framework known as Connected Learning. The first Make Cycle begins today but anyone is welcome to jump in at any time.

Learning Through Making: The Best Kind of Education

Posted & in Educator Innovator Blog, Hive Learning Network, Mozilla Webmaker.

Learning scientists and educational philosophers have long understood that when we learn with the combination of our hands and our minds, we see the best results. In the realm of science, this process is called “inquiry”—it encourages curious learners and scientific researchers alike to interact with the natural world to better understand it. In the […]

Maker Corps Calls for New Members

Posted & in Maker Education Initiative.

The Maker Education Initiative invites you to apply to become a Maker Corps Member. Maker Corps Members are maker-in-residences at Host Sites that are an inclusive spectrum of youth-serving organizations and programs.