Library makerspaces, including members of the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network, offer students a chance to design, tinker, and build critical thinking skills. “Libraries are all about inquiry,” says Valerie Jopeck, a former librarian and current education specialist for a large public school district in Virginia. But in this case, Jopeck is not talking about just […]
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Our partner Project Zero previews the insights from its forthcoming book, Maker-Centered Learning: Empowering Young People to Shape their Worlds, the results of their multiyear Agency by Design research initiative.
From now until Earth Day (April 22), our partner Imagination Foundation is holding the 2016 Earth Day cardboad challenge, a contest for youth to use recyclables to address environmental challenges.
Educators problem-solve the complexities of introducing a new concept to students by participating in new workshops centered around STEAM and maker movement practices.
In an effort to reach more patrons and spread innovation, librarians are taking their digital learning and staff development programs on the road.
The YOUmedia Learning Lab network helps transform a vacant space into a thriving community of youth who create, make, and collaborate.
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.
A growing group of libraries have opened up space for maker projects as one way of experimenting with new identities to attract young patrons in the modern age.
Are you an experienced maker educator? Want to connect with other progressive colleagues committed to taking a collective step toward making change in education? Join Maker Ed for the first Maker Educator Convening on May 13, 2015.
A new research brief series from the Maker Education Initiative provides a rich, fascinating set of findings that ultimately re-emphasizes the importance of open maker portfolios and the wealth of future possibilities they hold.