Lighthouse Students Shine at East Bay Mini Maker Faire

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…

Make Like an Egyptian: Tour of the Lighthouse Creativity Lab

  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…

Lighthouse @ Maker Faire 2015

Maker Faire came and went. It took months of planning—an entire year, for those of us who began thinking about it at the close of last year’s faire (which does not include me)—scheduling, rescheduling, last minute panics, and many headaches. But it came together really nicely in the end. How would you describe Maker Faire?…

Creativity Lab @ CISC Symposium

We went to Disney Land!—well, almost. Last week, the Curriculum & Instruction Steering Committee (CISC) held its Leadership Symposium in Anaheim, CA. Educational leaders from across California came together to talk about the latest directions in educational thinking—and that includes making.

Meet the Makers

Lighthouse high school students met up at the Lawrence Hall of Science this morning to show off their projects to the public in preparation for the Maker Faire next weekend. Just like most other makers, our students are currently scrambling to put the finishing touches on their projects.              …

From Kindergarten Danger Day to LED Tutus: Making in Schools

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…