Year in the Making is a Maker Resource and Training Site for Teachers.

This site started with a question: How can we get more students making in schools. The problem? Where do you get started adding making to your classroom? There are tons of great resources on the web… actually, too many resources. Year in the Making helps you create better and faster by guiding you to the best resources out there! Making’s not a solo venture, it’s a collaborative event. So, join us and let’s make education better together!  -Mark Schreiber, Creator of Year In the Making and Founder of DesignCase Consulting. www.designcase.co 

Apply to be a Maker Mentor

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Help Students. Create Value.

 You get:

  • Get your expertise featured as a Mentor.

  • Free access to the Year in the Making community.

  • To help other educators add making to their classes!

 You give:

  • Information and advice around your schedule.

  • (join a vid panel, write a blog, or post a resource)

  • The more you contribute, the more you Make!

  • Tell us your expertise and we’ll be right in touch!

Featured: Maker Ed Mentors

Mark Schreiber

Mark Schreiber

Maker Ed: Integration

Mark Integrates maker and innovation programs into schools. He is a member or MIT's FabLab network, Milken National Teacher Award recipient and Senior Stanford FabLearn Fellow.

Gina Seymour

Gina Seymour

Compassionate Making

Gina Seymour is The Compassionate Maker with the belief that maker activities need not be limited to STEM or STEAM only, but we can make a difference in the life of another through the act of making.

Roy Ombatti

Roy Ombatti

Maker Ed: FabLabs, 3D Design/Printers, Intro to Making

Roy has a background in Mechanical Engineering and is affiliated to Fablab Nairobi from since his time as a student. He has a passion for technology, making and innovation especially when geared towards social impact and development. 

Heather Lister

Heather Lister

Maker Ed: Library & K-12

Heather is a maker-teacher-librarian in Pennsylvania and a Maker Corps member serving at the makerspace at the State Library of Pennsylvania.  Heather is a big fan of upcycling and repurposing in the makerspace to get kids making with low-tech tools.

Becky Schnekser

Becky Schnekser

Maker Ed: Elem/Science

Becky is the Science Specialist for a PreK through grade five independent school, integrating Design Thinking into Science and Math curricula primarily. Making is at the heart of her endeavors; engaging faculty, staff, and students into the creative process.

Dr. Jackie Gerstein

Dr. Jackie Gerstein

Maker Ed: Spaces, Gifted, & Elem

Making and hands-on activities have always been part of Dr. Jackie Gerstein's teaching strategies, she teaches educational technology Master's level courses for educators, gifted students (with a focus on STEM and STEAM), and runs summer maker camps. 

Patrick Benfield

Patrick Benfield

Maker Ed: PreK-8, RasPi, 3D Printing, Agile, & more

Patrick is the STEAM Director and founder of d.lab for Making -a PreK - 8 makerspace. Leveraging the tools and ideas of the Maker Movement, he developed the STEAM by Design approach, to integrate making and design methodologies within the school's curriculum. 

Laura Flemming

Laura Flemming

Maker Ed: Library

Laura Fleming is a library media specialist at New Milford High School, New Jersey.  She is also the author of Worlds of Making:  Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for your School.  She also helps to plan and create makerspaces around the nation in Pre-K-12.  

Kristina Holzweiss

Kristina Holzweiss

Maker Ed: Spaces, Low-Tech, Library, Design

Kristina is the Founder of SLIME - Students of Long Island Maker Expo (slimemakerexpo.com) and President of Long Island LEADS (longislandleaders.org).  She has experience with connecting schools and communities to promote STEAM and the maker movement.

Travis Lape

Travis Lape

Maker Ed: Elem Maker Tools

Travis is constantly pushing the newest tools to support creativity and innovation in classrooms. He has worked with several districts to help plan and roll out of makerspaces and this fall will be doing the same in his new role as an assistant elementary principal. 

Erin Riley

Erin Riley

Maker Ed: Art & Design

In the Engineering and Design Lab at Greenwich Academy, Erin uses maker technologies as tools for self-expression. Her curricular projects focus on material-based making and digital fabrication. She loves to see students create!

 

David Saunders

David Saunders

Maker Ed: Physical Comp/Ras PI

David is a school library media specialist who can often be found in the Labrary Makerspace tinkering with this or that. He's a Google Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Administrator, Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, and littleBits Global Chapter Leader.

Christa Flores

Christa Flores

Maker Ed: Science Integration

Coordinator of the iLab for Making, at the Hillbrook School in Los Gatos, California and Author of Make Science. She's your science maker specialist!

Elisabeth Bostwick

Elisabeth Bostwick

Maker Ed: Elem Makery

Elisabeth avidly seeks alternative methods to innovate in the classroom, and support systemic change. She is leading the maker movement with a team in her school district, and is passionate about empowering students as leaders by developing their unique gifts and potential. 

Jason Hubbard

Jason Hubbard

Maker Ed: Makey Makey, Edtech Tools, MakerSpaces Innovations

Jason is a STEM Educator in Perrysburg Schools, Ohio who is excited to foster student creativity and empathy through making/design. He combines analog and digital making to encourage today's young makers to solve tomorrow's big problems.

Margaret Powers

Margaret Powers

Maker Ed: Elementary

Currently helps Elementary students make as the Lower School Technology Coordinator at an independent school outside of Philadelphia.

DesignTeachMake (Josh)

DesignTeachMake (Josh)

Maker Ed: K-12

Designer. Maker. Teacher. Josh is a K12 3D printing expert and passionate advocate for making in the classroom. He blogs about MakerEd and digital fabrication at DesignMakeTeach.com.

Kevin Jarrett

Kevin Jarrett

Maker Ed: Spaces, Gifted, & Elem

Your Name Here?

Your Name Here?

Maker Ed: Spaces, Gifted, & Elem

Your Name Here?

Your Name Here?

Maker Ed: Spaces, Gifted, & Elem

More About Mark Schreiber & Year in the Making

Mark is a Senior Stanford Fellow with FabLearn and a member of MITs FabLab association with the Center for Bits and Atoms. From launching the Innovation and Design program at the American School in Japan to working with schools throughout the USA Mark knows Making.

Mark Schreiber curates the Maker list for Google Startup Digest and is the owner and creator of DesignCase, a startup-ed and makerspace consultancy that helps schools integrate maker education into their classes.

He and other maker mentors run this site. To apply to become a maker mentor use the info box above and we’ll get right back to you!

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