From Kindergarten Danger Day to LED Tutus: Making in Schools

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

The Tour + Plus Morning Making

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

Making Videos!

January 27, 2014

Check out what the Lighthouse Creativity Lab is up to by watching two new videos we have created to more easily share the making at Lighthouse model.  The first video is of our 2nd graders, watch as they discuss making hand-sewn puppets and explore Lego WeDo kits. The second video focuses on how our making model works with our high school students.  For additional videos and tutorials, be sure to check out our YouTube page! More

360° Makerspaces


360° photograph of the Creativity Lab space

360° photograph of the Creativity Lab space

We recently used google street view to take this photo 360° photo of our K-8 Creativity Lab space and then added it to our location on google maps. The great part of this is that others are doing the same and then tweeting their photos to @360makerspaces where we can learn from each other.

Check out some of the spaces collected by this project at 360° Makerspaces. Thanks @akeune for this amazing idea!