Parent Creativity Lab Workshop – Creating Chairs from Cardboard

Welcome to our Parent Creativity Lab Workshop Blog Series where, this time, it’s the parents’ moment in the spotlight as they participate in a monthly designing and making activity.  Here at Lighthouse, we have parents apply themselves in these projects to experience maker-centered learning for themselves.  My teammate, Maritza Ortiz, translates as I do my…

One more thing before I go.

One year ago I moved from D.C. to Oakland, CA to be a Maker Ed AmeriCorps VISTA at Lighthouse Creativity Lab.  Today is my last day of service.  It is hard to decide what to share, but important to me, probably more personally than professionally.  But that is beside the point.  It’s like that old…

Hiring – Development and Networking VISTA!

Do you want to be part of a growing movement to improve the educational experience of  low-income youth in Oakland through experiential, hands-on learning?  The Lighthouse Creativity Lab has been integrating design and making into our school’s practice over the past four years giving students the opportunity to think through and create their own visions…

Summer of Making Highlights

The Summer of Making at the Creativity Lab was jam packed full of wonderful ideas, great projects, building, making, and a lot of fun! Here are some of the highlights captured on video.

Intel Galileo Workshop

Last week a team of engineers from Intel Labs, the research department of Intel, visited Lighthouse to run a Galileo workshop with middle school maker students. The Galileo is a mini computer, that can be used to interact with things like lights and sensors. Students made robotic creatures flash eyes and move wings using photo…