This past week educators from across the country came to Lighthouse to attend “Designing Making Experiences”, the Creativity Lab’s most popular professional development.
The school year started barely a month ago, and the Creativity Lab is already making headlines! Check out this article on KQED News!
Last spring the staff from the Bay Area Discovery Museum, located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, asked the Creativity Lab to run a short professional development workshop introducing their staff to some of the making activities that they can offer to their visitors. Working to “ignite and advance the creative thinking…
A couple of weeks ago, Kerri Frederick at La Escuelita Elementary asked us for help setting up their Maker Space. They are another school in the Oakland Unified School District that is partnering with Maker Ed’s VISTA program, and had expected to have two VISTAs arriving before the school year started.
We have two new AmeriCorps VISTAs at the Creativity Lab; they started in the second week of August. Their first day was half-way through one of our Professional Development workshops, and it’s been full steam ahead ever since! Lighthouse is thrilled to have them here, and we hope you enjoy their contributions here on the blog.
Lighthouse Creativity Lab is hiring two Americorps VISTAs. Please forward to those who you think would be interested. Hiring is happening extremely quickly, if you are interested apply early this week!
Every day here has been packed with new issues arising from scheduling students, printing tickets, tweaking projects, ordering shirts, setting up booths, calling parents.
Prototype Faire is our own miniature test-run of the Maker Faire. Students from each grade level showed off their own making projects that they’ve been working on, many of which they will take to the Maker Faire next month.
I’m writing to you all from a lovely cafe in cloudy Portland, OR, a city that has welcomed me with its overcast skies, colorful parks, and nippy winds. It’s a nice change from good ole Hegenberger Road. With Lighthouse on Spring Break this week, I’ve taken it upon myself to settle in here with an Italian dark roast and…
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.