3/19 NoVa Maker Educator Meetup


NoVa Maker Educator Meetup


Are you a Maker Educator, new or experienced? Are you interested in including making into your classroom? Do you want to network with fellow Maker Educators? Maker Faire NoVa is excited to present its first NoVa Maker Educator Meetup at their Faire on March 19, 2017. It will be an opportunity for Maker Educators to network and learn from their peers in the region. A group of experienced Maker Educators will share lightning presentations describing their maker programs. Afterwards you can explore the Faire to see making in action. Educators in both formal and informal settings are welcome. Participants can network with other maker educators with the goal of creating an ongoing NoVa Maker Educator Meetup series.

Make Faire NoVa, formerly NoVa Mini Maker Faire, is in its fourth year. We present makers from the DC metro region, including schools and students. The Faire inspires, informs, connects, and entertains thousands of attendees in a family-friendly environment that showcases invention, creativity and resourcefulness and celebrates the Maker movement. It’s a place where Makers – inventors, technologists, crafters, artists, scientists, and everyone in between – show what they are making and share what they are learning. Maker Faire is open to the public from 11 am to 5 pm. For more information see our website.

Educator Meetup participants must register in advance and have a Faire ticket. There is an 50% Educator discount code on your Faire ticket when you register. To register and purchase your ticket go here. Ticket prices increase February 18.

If you can’t attend this event but are interested in future meetups, please register so we can add you to our mailing list.


NoVa Maker Educator Meetup Schedule
Sunday, March 19, 2017
9:15-9:40      Pick up shuttle at Wiehle-Reston East Metro station
10:00             Kickoff
10:15             Lightning talks
Commercial Makerspace – Brian Jacoby, Nova Labs
Elementary – Valerie Jopeck, FCPS
Middle – Gretchen Hazlin, Kilmer MS
High – Josh Ajima, Dominion HS
Private school – Chris Cook, Flint Hill School
College –  David Miller & Jade Garrett, George Mason University
Public Library –
Museum – Lori Ann Terjesen, Children’s Science Center
Commercial Makerspace – Pat Scannel, Makersmiths
12:30             Wrap up and networking
12:30-5:00    Explore the Faire!