Accelerating the Maker Movement

 

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SPEAKERS:  

Emily Pilloton
Founder, Project H Design
@ProjectHDesign
Christine O’Malley
Producer, If You Build It
Dale Dougherty
Founder of Maker Media,
Maker Faire, Maker Education Initiative,
Maker Corps
@Dalepd

In celebration of Atlanta Mini Maker Faire 2013, please join a select group of leaders on Friday afternoon, October 25, for a creative conversation about accelerating the maker movement across Atlanta. By connecting maker leaders, youth serving organizations, cultural groups, educators and funders, Atlanta has the opportunity to create a robust network that will elevate and expand maker education opportunities across the region.

Please contact John Bare if you have questions.

 

The Maker Education Initiative & the Power of Community Networks
Dale Dougherty

The mission of the Maker Education Initiative 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. We want young people to join—and eventually lead—the growing Maker Movement. We are building community networks of families, leaders, educators, mentors, and organizations to nurture young makers.

Studio H & Camp H
Emily Pilloton |  Christine O’Malley

Camp H is a one-of-a-kind design and building summer camp for girls ages 9-12 that sparks creativity and curiosity through hands-on building, problem-solving, and meaningful making. Girls cut plywood with a jigsaw, fuse metal with a welder, and create projects of personal and social relevance. Instructors are female architects, designers, creative educators, and graduates of the Studio H high school design/build program.

Integrating science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) skills, Camp H projects build confidence, grit, and the belief that everything is possible in life and in the world. Camp H camp "graduates" will be equipped to communicate audacious ideas through their creative voice, transform their communities through active building, and go forth confidently into higher education and careers in any field.

Studio G is an initiative of the nonprofit Project H Design, an organization using creativity and hands-on building to engage K-12 students in socially relevant, project-based education. Studio G is a sister program to our in-school Studio H program at REALM Charter School, in which high school students design and build full-scale public architecture projects for community benefit.