EBMMF2015.poster.FINAL (1)Are you hearing about hands-on making and STEM or STEAM initiatives and looking for real ways of integrating project-based learning in your classroom? Want to meet like-minded teachers exploring making and design?

Beginner or advanced alike, all teachers are invited to the 2nd annual East Bay Mini Maker Faire Educator Meet-Up on Sunday, October 18th.

Last year 75 educators connected with colleagues and had a chance to see what this “maker”  fuss is about. It was so successful there was no question about doing another.

The framework? Start the day with your peers and some coffee and donuts.  Get out and take in the Faire. Come back and have a chance to compare notes over lunch. Get out there again.  = Simple.

In addition to the morning and lunch meet-ups educators will find hands-on activities and consultants throughout the day at EDHACK, organized by the EBMEM (East Bay Maker Educator Meet-up).

EBMEM is sponsored by Agency by Design (AbD), an educational research project housed at Harvard’s Project Zero. AbD has been a three year investigation into maker-centered learning with an action research component that took place right here at six Oakland schools, including Park Day, Oakland International, and Emerson Elementary. AbD has yielded some powerful understandings and tools to help educators build meaningful maker-centered learning experiences into their teaching. AbD-Oakland team members will be at EDHACK/EBMEM to share some of these understandings and tools.

Register here for the EBMMF Education Meet-Up:  http://tinyurl.com/MakerFaireEBMEM. Note only educators are available for this ticket; friends of educators need to purchase regular tickets.

There’s a booming awareness of the importance of making in education, and the East Bay Area is a hotbed of activity. Don’t miss this chance to connect, tinker, learn, and make. Register today!