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…
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…
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!
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…
On January 21 and 22 teachers from across the country attended Designing Making Experiences, our staple professional development two-day workshop. One attendee, Sarah Purdy, was kind enough to answer some ouf our questions.
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. Read more!
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”. Read More!
As part of the Creativity Lab’s mission to empower thoughtful, capable people through making, we disseminate best practices by offering professional development to educators from around country. This past year we offered several opportunities, from a new Making Math workshop — designed to focus on integrating making and abstract mathematical concepts — to Designing Making Experiences.
This past week educators from across the country came to Lighthouse to attend “Designing Making Experiences”, the Creativity Lab’s most popular professional development.
Quarter 1 just ended at Lighthouse. See what Ms. Dobras’ 7th and 8th grade making class have been up to!