The mission of the Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) is to create more opportunities for all young people to develop confidence, creativity, and interest in science, technology, engineering, math, art, and learning as a whole through making.
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.
Maker Ed provides resources, connections, and training and support to educators and organizations, so that they can make a deep impact on the lives of young people and a broad impact on their community. With this support, we move ever closer to our vision of "Every Child a Maker."