November 20, 2014
The Lighthouse Creativity Lab in partnership with Maker Ed is looking for two talented candidates. The Development VISTA will build a Creativity Lab donor base and raise funds to support the integration of design and making into low-income Bay Area schools, and the Networking VISTA will create a model network of makers and educators to support making in education.
We currently have two open positions:
Creativity Lab Development Coordinator – Work collaboratively with Lighthouse staff to inform the public about our work and to raise funds for continued operations.
Creativity Lab Networking Coordinator – Work with Lighthouse and Maker Ed to build a model network of makers and educators to support making in education.
Apply through the Americorps Site and email a cover letter, writing sample, and resume to Aaron Vanderwerff – aaron.vanderwerff(at)lighthousecharter.org
Start date is February 9, 2015
Current Americorps VISTA stipend is $15,994/year
Hiring is happening rapidly, so if you are interested, submit your materials as soon as possible.
November 13, 2014
October 21, 2014
September 5, 2014
For just under the past year, our Maker Ed VISTA volunteers have made a huge contribution to the Creativity Lab program. They made it possible for us to share our practices with interested educators, expand out outreach, and make our in school making program what it is today! And now, we are looking for a couple new volunteers to help us on the next leg of our journey! More
August 7, 2014
Last week a team of engineers from Intel Labs, the research department of Intel, visited Lighthouse to run a Galileo workshop with middle school maker students. The Galileo is a mini computer, that can be used to interact with things like lights and sensors. Students made robotic creatures flash eyes and move wings using photo sensors, touch sensors, LEDs, and servo-motors. The workshop was part of a study to develop educational tools. More
Smartblog Award Winning Blogger On School Creativity, Aaron Vanderwerff 06/25 by EduTalk | Education Podcasts
June 27, 2014
June 11, 2014
We were one school among 1,000 Makers and 100,000 people who came out for Maker Faire.
This is what it looked like.
May 27, 2014
We are very excited to announce that three of our very own Lighthouse students are exhibiting today at the White House Science (Maker) Faire today! More
April 29, 2014
The Creativity Lab’s very own Aaron Vanderwerff gave an East Bay Nerd Nite talk last night at the New Parkway Theater, entitled, From Kindergarten Danger Day to LED Tutus: Making in Schools. The talk focused on the importance of learning through the head, hands, and heart, sharing the mission that Maker Ed and the Lighthouse Creativity Lab have joined fores to promote. More
March 14, 2014
Tour + Program Planning + Making
By 9 a.m. a mix of art, science, elementary, high, middle school teachers, educational planners- from schools, both public and charter, had gathered in The Creativity Lab for our first ever Tour + professional development session.
It was the ultimate melting pot. A place where new methods of teaching, making, and learning collide, moving outward into the veins of districts and schools and teachers. A potential domino effect, a collaborative bulldozer, paving the way for Making in Schools. A glimpse into the grassroots of education reform by making in schools, fueled by the potential we dream of for (and see in) our kids. More