December 12, 2016
Finding Success in Failure: STEM Educators Say Student Risk-Taking Is Key to Real-World Learning
The Lighthouse Creativity Lab was part of a feature in an article on STEM The 74 by Kate Stringer. Read more.
November 1, 2016
Freedom To Explore: 2 Schools Where The Students Call The Shots
The Lighthouse Creativity Lab was featured on a piece by Eric Westervelt. Read more and listen.
October 24, 2016
Lighthouse Students showed off their work and maker skills on Sunday at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire! We showcased robot animals, LED pictures, scribble machines, and cardboard hands with the local Oakland Community. It was great for students to share what they had learned and to connect with the local maker community. We can’t wait until next year!
October 12, 2016
Today we hosted a group of 10 international emerging leaders selected by the U.S. Embassy in Egypt to travel to the U.S. for a professional exchange program with the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). For an hour we talked about how the Creativity Lab got started, how we currently support making at Lighthouse and Lodestar, and of course got to see some of the cool making projects Lighthouse students have been working on this year. We also connected over our mutual passion for making and recognized that by handing over learning to students, making empowers them to affect change in their communities.
It’s always exciting to learn about making that is happening outside of Lighthouse and particularly outside the U.S. We wish our new friends from Egypt the best as they work to empower their students through making, and we encourage everyone to take a tour of the Lighthouse Creativity Lab!
October 3, 2016
Awesome news! The Creativity Lab has just published project guides on woodworking for kindergarten and scribble machines. We have tested these projects out with teachers and students, and we have seen first-hand the rich learning experiences for adults and children alike. Check them out!
July 21, 2016
3 Challenges As Hands-On, DIY Culture Moves Into Schools
The Lighthouse Creativity Lab was featured on a piece by Eric Westervelt on NPR. Read more
March 11, 2016
There are some new exciting events happening at Lighthouse and the Creativity Lab! See below for details.
Lighthouse Community Charter Public Schools Job Fair: Saturday, March 19, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
If you are looking for a collaborative, community-minded atmosphere in which to share your talents with an incredible group of students and families, look no further! Lighthouse and Lodestar are hiring amazing K-12 teachers for the 2016-17 school year. Join us for an afternoon of making, networking with great people, and eating some delicious and FREE food- lunch will be provided! RSVP and learn more here.
Bay Area makers are gathering at Lighthouse Community Charter School to share their work with you! This is the perfect chance to engage with student making on an intimate level, before the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, on May 21. Come support your neighborhood schools, and learn what it means to be a maker!
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us at www.lighthousecreativitylab.org
February 5, 2016
Aaron Vanderwerff, director of the Creativity Lab, was recently featured on “Teaching Channel” website, where he explained how teachers can adopt several subtle shifts that will empower students and promote agency. To find out more, click the link below.
January 20, 2016
Lighthouse hosted the Maker Fellows program this past fall! Partnering with Parker Thomas and OUSD, LIghthouse helped to facilitate workshops for teachers eager to adopt a “maker mindset”.
November 1, 2015
This past week educators from across the country came to Lighthouse to attend “Designing Making Experiences”, the Creativity Lab’s most popular professional development. More