Making Genius, Centering Joy

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A Guide to Maker-centered Pedagogy Rooted in Identity, Equity, Justice, and Liberation.

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A Six Week Virtual Course from June 18 - July 23, 2022

Maker Ed recognizes that traditional models of teaching are rooted in systems of inequity that plague schooling and learning outcomes. These models – rooted in racismcarceral logic, and white supremacy –  prioritize compliance, assimilation, and academic knowledge acquisition that neglects the rich histories and past experience of learners from traditionally marginalized communities, particularly those that are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).

In this six week virtual course, we will explore how maker-centered learning can be a tool to disrupt traditional models of teaching and learning. Through a focus on making that prioritizes process and connection, we can create a cultural shift in education that centers rehumanizinganti-racist, and culturally relevant practices.

Course Schedule

This six week virtual course runs from June 18 – July 23, 2022. It includes four workshop sessions held on Saturdays from 9-11 am PT on Zoom. The schedule & dates are as follows:

  • Week 1: Liberatory Teaching and Learning through Making
    • Workshop: June 18
  • Week 2: Strategies for Designing a Culturally Responsive Learning Space
    • Workshop: June 25
  • Week 3: Centering Learner Voices, Experiences, and Genius
  • Week 4: Adapting and creating maker-centered learning spaces
  • Week 5: Reshaping and Redesigning lesson plans for your learning space
    • Workshop: July 16
  • Week 6: Cultivating Genius and Joy, ahead and beyond
    • Workshop: July 23


June 18th, 2022 12:00 AM through July 23rd, 2022 12:00 AM
Event Fee(s)
Full cost & donation $1,300.00
Full Cost $1,000.00
Cover half our costs $600.00
Cover a portion of our costs $250.00
Scholarship $0.00
Custom scholarship donation