To Engage Students and Teachers, Treat Core Subjects Like Extracurriculars Lighthouse Community Public Schools were featured in an article in Mind/Shift by Leah Shaffer. Read more.
Finding Success in Failure: STEM Educators Say Student Risk-Taking Is Key to Real-World Learning The Lighthouse Creativity Lab was part of a feature in an article on STEM The 74 by Kate Stringer. Read more.
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…
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!
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…
Our own Aaron Vanderwerff has been nominated for a piece he wrote for EdSurge, “Makers in the Classroom: A How-To Guide.”
The Creativity Lab was featured in EdTech’s Fall 2014 Magazine, the article, Making Sense of Makerspaces: Do-it-yourself ed tech opportunities abound for some schools, can be read here!