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World Maker Faire put the spotlight on maker education at the Education Stage all day Saturday and Sunday, and other stages throughout the weekend. Find a complete list of education topics and exhibitors and links to their websites at: https://makerfaire.com/new-york-2017/meet-the-makers/topics/education/?faire=NY17 Maker Education Presentation Project Links Six Years of Maker Camp: Tips and Reflections As an early Maker Camp Affliate, I’ve learned a lot in the last six years. I aim to share what I’ve discovered, so that others can make their programs better or start a new ones. Audience participation and brainstorming is thoroughly encouraged as we all build a…

Maker educators came together to share and learn about innovative ways to include maker in educational programs during in-school and out-of-school time. Topics covered a broad spectrum from empowering young people to creating summer maker camps. The stage is hosted by MakerEd.org Maker Ed is a national non-profit organization that provides educators and institutions with the training, resources, and community of support they need to create engaging, inclusive, and motivating learning experiences through maker education. The education stage and Young Maker Pavillion are sponsored by Cognizant’s “Making the Future” Initiative Cognizant’s Making the Future initiative seeks to spark an interest…

The Magic Maker Cube is an icebreaker activity that requires students to think fast and use their imagination to create something from nothing, then explain how that some Elementary school teacher Kriscia Cabral created Magic Maker Cube as a fun way to introduce making to her students. Her goal was to inspire creativity and create a sense of classroom community. Each side of the cube has a different activity. Students roll the cube and follow the instructions printed on the side that comes up using prearranged materials. Instructions for building and using the Magic Maker Cube can be found at…

This article from eschoolnews.com is a brief introduction to makerspaces for educators. What is a Makerspace? Why Should You Consider Starting a Makerspace? What Does a Makerspace Look Like? A makerspace is an environment that students–or “makers”–use to collaborate and experiment freely. Containing 3D printers, laser cutters, and soldering equipment, this space may look reminiscent of a NASA laboratory. A makerspace can also be quite basic, using already-available school supplies such as cardboard, clothespins, and art supplies. The goal is to allow students to explore the process of making something utilizing their creativity. We appreciate the article including a reminder…

Every child loves a puppet show. Barefoot Puppets shared their secrets for materials and making puppets move for guests from RVA Makers in Richmond, VA. Founder and director Heidi Rugg has been building and performing original works since 1997 to entertain and enlighten youth. Barefoot Puppet Theatre celebrates the natural wonders and cultural diversity of our world through the art of puppetry. Through performances, interactive workshops, and residency programs, Barefoot Puppet Theatre seeks to nurture the creative spark, cultivate a joy of learning, and plant the seeds for a greater understanding and appreciation of the arts and the world around…

Makerspace For Education provides information on the mechanisms, materials, and best practices for a makerspace in educational environments. Makerspace for Education, is a collaborative digital space for educators to explore how to create and use makerspaces in their own environments and will help to transform pedagogies of individual educators through immersion in the context and the support of a community of practice. Read more at: Makerspace for Education – Home

Ashland, Virginia is well known by travelers for its convenient location north of Richmond on I95. The Ashland Museum is located just across the tracks in the center of town and is open for visitors on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Find out more at: http://ashlandmuseum.org/ Global Arts and Culture campers got a special tour of the Ashland Museum and Caboose, before visiting sites of historic significance downtown on a walking tour along the tracks. The historic train station is still active and includes a local railroad museum. where the youth were provided welcome gifts and hospitality from town officials.

Global Arts and Culture campers visited Meadow Farm Museum to see how children lived in the 1800’s on a farm. This living museum located near I95 and I250 in Richmond, VA is a convenient and free stopover for families traveling on vacation. Along with the museum the park features a first class playground with picnic shelters. Find out more about the museum at: http://henrico.us/rec/places/meadow-farm/ Meadow Farm Museum, an 1860 living history farm site and museum, presents programs and exhibits on the culture of the rural South. Costumed interpreters provide insight into the lives of Dr. John Mosby Sheppard, the owner…

Youth in the Global Arts and Culture Camp visited Meadow Farm Museum to learn games children played on the farm in the 1800’s. Wooden sticks, hoops, and bowling pins provided entertainment for campers, who experienced a day in the life of their ancestors. Find out more about Meadow Farm Museum at http://henrico.us/rec/places/meadow-farm/.

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