CTE Makeover Challenge, Capitol Hill Maker Faire and Panels

CTE Makeover Challenge Review Panel

I was honored this last month to be a part of the review panel for the CTE Makeover Challenge before submissions headed on over to the final judges. If you haven’t heard of this amazing opportunity, be sure to head on over to CTE Makeover Challenge to read more about the details. I’m hoping the US Dept. of Education will offer this challenge again next year.

I can’t wait to hear which schools will receive the final awards! It should be announced next week during the National Week of Making!

Making and Education- Capitol Hill Maker Faire Panels

I’m also excited and honored to announce that I’ve been invited to speak on a panel for the Congressional Maker Caucus before the Capitol Hill Maker Faire in DC on June 21st. (Hosted by the Institute of Museum and Library Services). Registration is free and open to the public! If you are in the DC area, just register through this link to attend! This very distinguished panel will be answering questions regarding “Making and Education K-12.” I’m overjoyed at this opportunity to share my passion for school library makerspaces alongside this panel of experts.


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Capitol Hill Maker Faire

Aaron and I will also be featured makers at the evening Capitol Hill Maker Faire where we will be sharing paper circuit activities from our upcoming book the Big Book of Makerspace Projects. We believe everyone is a maker, so we think you’ll enjoy making these beginner maker activities with us!

Here is more info on the evening faire as provided by IMLS:

“The Capitol Hill Maker Faire will be held on June 21, during the Week of Making in the Nation’s Capital.  It will be a fun and interactive event for members of the public, including members of Congress and their staff.  The National Maker Faire will be held on June 18-19.

Hosted by the Institute of Museum and Library Services in collaboration with the Congressional Maker Caucus, the event explores the movement driven by hobbyists, tinkerers, crafters, and innovators that is changing the face of informal learning at community institutions and is breathing new life and innovation into American manufacturing.”

Hope to see you in DC!

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