The Make movement is a national Movement that came out of the Clinton Global Education initiative and has been gaining STEAM ever since. The Maker movement enjoys support from Intel, Google, Cognizant, Grable foundation and others.
The maker culture is a contemporary culture or subculture representing a technology-based extension of DIY (do it yourself) culture. Typical interests enjoyed by the maker culture include engineering-oriented pursuits such as electronics, robotics, 3-D printing, and the use of CNC tools, as well as more traditional activities such as metalworking, woodworking, and traditional arts and crafts. The subculture stresses new and unique applications of technologies, and encourages invention and prototyping. There is a strong focus on using and learning practical skills and applying them creatively.
In 2013 Silverton School applied for and received Maker Ed support to hire a Maker Corps intern for our 2014 PEAK summer program. Jenny Soracco a recent graduate of Carnegie Melon University is spending the summer with us helping our kids explore the world of Making.
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