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.…
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…
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!
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!