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Maker Education Initiative

Nonprofit or community organization

Last modified: December 18, 2014, 3:46 AM

February 6, 2013, 1:37 AM
Maker Ed said
Maker Education Initiative is a project of the Tides Center


The mission of the Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) is to create more opportunities for young people to make, and, by making, build confidence, foster creativity, and spark interest in science, technology, engineering, math, the arts—and learning as a whole.

When children make things with their hands — whether it is a piece of art, craft, electronic gadget, robot, software, clothing, chemical concoction, or food — they are engaged in active learning while also having fun. They are developing confidence in their own capabilities and learning to learn. They can say proudly to others: "Look what I made!" Jean Piaget wrote that "to understand is to invent," and that the goal of education is to cultivate an experimental mind.

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  • Maker Ed VISTA Leader - Volunteer Opportunity

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    July 9, 2014
    Oakland, CA, US
    Please note: in order to be eligible for this position, candidates must have completed 1 year of service as a VISTA member** The Maker Education Initiative (Ma...

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Government ID number:
1001 42nd Street, Suite 230, Oakland, CA, 94608, US
Date Founded:
May 17, 2012


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