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  • Date: 12/31/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Since 2012, the Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) has worked with over 72 organizations to host their Maker Corps program. In 2015, 39 organizations participated with 72 Maker Corps Members. The goals of the program are: 1. Support and train partner organizations to establish and develop making programs. 2. Diversify and expand the network and ... »
  • Date: 12/31/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Since 2012, the Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) has worked with over 72 organizations to host their Maker Corps program. In 2015, 39 organizations participated with 72 Maker Corps Members. The goals of the program are: 1. Support and train partner organizations to establish and develop making programs. 2. Diversify and expand the network and ... »
  • Date: 09/11/2015
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    Maker Education scholarship is accumulating increasingly complex understandings of the kinds of learning associated with maker practices along with principles and pedagogies that support such learning. However, even as large investments are being made to spread maker education, there is little understanding of how organizations that are intended ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2015
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Afterschool continues to be promoted as a complementary setting to school for strengthening science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education (for example, Krishnamurthi, Bevan, Rinehart, & Coulon, 2013). This is a reasonable idea: 10.2 million children and youth in the U.S. participate in structured afterschool programs (Afterschool ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The range of contemporary "emerging" technologies with far-reaching implications for society (economic, social, ethical, etc.) is vast, encompassing such areas as bioengineering, robotics and artificial intelligence, genetics, neuro and cognitive sciences, and synthetic biology. The pace of development of these technologies is in full gear, where ... »
  • Date: 06/01/2015
    Resource Category: Research Products
    This paper draws on ethnographic data to bring equity to the fore within discussions of tinkering and making. Vossoughi, Escudé, Kong & Hooper argue that equity lies in the how of teaching and learning through specific ways of: designing making environments, using pedagogical language, integrating students’ cultural and intellectual histories ... »
  • Date: 06/01/2015
    Resource Category: Research Products
    The field of informal science education has embraced “making” and design activities as a powerful approach to engaging learners. This chapter by Blikstein finds that in order to create disruptive spaces where students can learn STEM, design and build inventive projects, educators . This paper provides theoretical background and concrete cases that ... »
  • Date: 06/01/2015
    Resource Category: Research Products
    Petrich, Wilkinson, and Bevan (2013) explore three areas of design principles related to tinkering. The authors share their thinking related to the activity design, environmental design, and facilitation practices involved in creating and supporting rich tinkering experiences for museumgoers. They wrote a chapter on tinkering, which describes how ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2015
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The Common Core's higher academic standards are forcing schools into a false dichotomy of reducing playtime in favor of more time to learn math and literacy. But play can deepen learning even in core content areas. ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2015
    Resource Category: Blog Post
    This is an extended discussion of the question that appeared in the Viewpoints department of the May/June 2015 issue of Dimensions magazine. It presents perspectives from science center and museum professionals about the role of 3D printing in their institutions. ... »

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