Discussing Opportunities and Challenges at the State of Maker Learning Summit
Makers and educators from southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond came together to reflect on successes, work through challenges, and foster interdisciplinary approaches to maker education.
The Road to Youth Maker Alley
Handmade Arcade’s youth entrepreneurship program readies artists and makers for the big event.
Tennessee Teachers Turn to Pittsburgh Fabrication Institute
The Pittsburgh Fabrication Institute helped Tennessee educators prepare to teach students 21st-century skills.
Modes of making: exploration, engineering, and entrepreneurship
From creativity and expression to job training and entrepreneurship, maker learning is what you make of it.
Pittsburgh’s Pioneering Maker Program Goes Coast to Coast
It began as an ambitious effort to outfit 10 Pittsburgh schools with maker spaces. This year that number could increase exponentially, as the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh converts a local project into a national phenomenon.
Making is about more than creating objects, learning STEM principles, or how to code; it is also about understanding the process, thinking critically about oneself and the role that one’s values and assumptions can have on the objects one makes, and the effect that one’s creations might have on others