James Jenkins is the partner liaison for The Education Partnership’s STEAM Maker program, working closely with educators and community collaborators to create greater equity in STEAM education.
The Education Partnership has a vision for integrating and facilitating maker learning opportunities for educators and classrooms, acting as a school partner for under-resourced schools in the greater Pittsburgh region.
The partnership’s STEAM Maker program helps provide equitable access to creative STEAM learning resources that build student success. They provide relevant tools, kits, packages, consumables, events, training, partnerships, and collaborations that increase student engagement in STEAM and maker learning, incorporating maker learning knowledge and best practices into every offering and creating opportunities for educators to teach more effectively and impact more students through creative hands-on activities.
James is an advocate for STEAM and maker learning and has worked in service of educational nonprofit programs that inspire creative and equitable learning opportunities. He has a background as an Industrial Systems Engineer and holds a master’s in education.