COVID-19 Policy Update as of March 12th, 2020: In light of recent developments around the spread of COVID-19, we are monitoring local public health recommendations about group gatherings and assessing the situation on a daily basis. At this time, we are cancelling public events in March, postponing our planned April workshops, and moving cautiously forward with our scheduled Summer Institute. The deadline to apply to attend the 2020 Institute is still March 20th, 2020. We will continue to review recommendations from public health agencies over the next month, and will make a final decision about whether to host the Institute by April 10th, 2020. For more information, please refer to our Cancellation Policy. 

The Maker Ed Institute brings together educators to build a community of practice in support of powerful maker education programs.

Through a combination of workshops, discussions, skill sharing, break-outs, reflection, and collaborative work time, we will deepen our practice, learn from each other, and design together for equity in our respective programs; the Institute is built upon Maker Ed’s core values: equity, agency, community, learning, and joy.

As a participant, you will experience maker education firsthand, reflect on your experiences, collaborate with others, and apply what you learn to your own context.

Before beginning your application, please take a moment to preview the questions here, and plan on filling out the survey in one sitting. The application deadline is March 20th, 2020. If you want more information on the programming of the Institute or the application timeline, keep reading!

The Institute focuses on:

Priority for attendance at the institute will be given to teams who are at least fifty percent people of color. We believe that our movement is made stronger, more effective, and most relevant for our learners and communities by the leadership of practitioners with a wide array of perspectives and experiences. 

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