Tag Archive: makerspace

Pam Moran – Albemarle County Public Schools – MFNY17

Pam Moran, @pammoran, Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools shares her Maker school district story at Maker Faire New York 2017. Dr. Moran will be retiring in July 2018. http://www.nbc29.com/story/36479611/albemarle-county-schools-superintendent-pam-moran-to-retire

#MakersOfColor – Diversity in Maker Education

Makers of Color sharing their stories about the importance of diversity in making and maker education. #MakersOfColor A curated Makers Of Color playlist is available at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNzMzi6xJyxQRIzZIDhWaDonb4Hh2ni6U Suggestions for videos to add to… Continue reading

VLOG 001: Where Are All the MakerEd Superstars?

I’ve been looking for maker educators that are using video to tell the story of making and makerspaces in schools and haven’t been having much luck finding any. (Please share links if you… Continue reading

How Do We Scale Up MakerEd?

The essential question that drives my work as a FabLearn Fellow.
How do we scale up Maker Education to reach all students?

VSTE 16 Presentations

The VSTE 16 conference in Virginia Beach this week was a great deal of fun packed with information about integrating technology into education. I gave two presentations and ran a pop-up demo with… Continue reading

Dominion Makerspace Build Out Video

It has been a pretty crazy few months building out and opening the Dominion Makerspace. One of the requirements for the CTE Makeover Challenge winners was to create a short video to be… Continue reading

CTE Makeover Challenge Proposal

I recently helped submit a proposal for the U.S. Department of Education’s CTE Makeover Challenge. The challenge called for high schools to design CTE focused makerspaces to give students the tools and space to create,… Continue reading

Makerspace Design Criteria

I provided input about makerspace design to the architects planning a new school in my district. To plan for the meeting, I went to the source at the K-12 Fab Labs and Makerspaces group. I summarized… Continue reading

Make: Education Forum 2015

I had the privilege of being part of the Make: Education Forum during World Maker Faire 2015 in New York. I was on the Making in Schools panel with a talented group of… Continue reading

Makersmiths: A Loudoun County Makerspace

Makersmiths, a new makerspace in Loudoun County, had it’s official ribbon cutting ceremony on August 1st. I missed the ceremony but dropped in for the open house today at the new facility at… Continue reading

STEM Camp 2015: Tweets from the Makerspace

Student explaining trap for Chinese Mitten Crab #InvasiveSpecies @chesapeakebay #cubelets @modrobotics #STEM pic.twitter.com/h83L4KOkCN — Design Make Teach (@DesignMakeTeach) July 10, 2015 Nutria trap: invasive species #STEM camp #Makerspace pic.twitter.com/xIxCSsgrh8 — Design Make Teach… Continue reading

ISTE 2015: Looking for Love from littleBits

One of my favorite parts of ISTE 2015 was visiting the Vendor Hall. I love technology and I love exploring the impact of innovative new technologies on student learning. Maker education, makerspaces and… Continue reading