From an educator’s perspective, this event aligns so well with and helps advance the mission and goals of the school. The maker movement has influenced our curriculum, is challenging us to innovate, iterate and evolve and educators—and others are noticing! (Stay tuned… we’ll be announcing soon our collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Education and an exciting new research project at Park Day School, with our neighbors Emerson School, Oakland International High School, and Oakland Tech.)
Every year, the East Bay Mini Maker Faire has improved its outreach to public schools and the broader East Bay community. This year the City of Oakland’s Studio One Arts Center has come on as a primary partner, bringing both the Studio’s extended community and house makers/teachers into the Faire mix. Our neighbors Oakland International High School, Emerson Elementary, Oakland Tech are all participating in helping to deliver one of the most exciting days on the East Bay activity calendar.
Join us in this fun-filled educational experience; it is a day devoted to activities where we can see in action how kids (and adults) learn best!
—Tom Little, Director, Park Day School