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Maker Edcamp DC

On Saturday, April 27, we hosted our first Maker Edcamp DC at Capital City Public Charter School. Teachers, librarians, educators, and makers sharedtheir experiences, resources, and projects to expand the DC maker community through this exciting unconference!

We'll share information about our next event in Fall 2019!

The Nest at Capital City

The Nest is a makerspace housed in the library of Capital City Public Charter School. The space has 3D printers, a vinyl cutter, laser cutter, sewing machines, and various hand tools for students to explore through making. We host design, career and technical education, and programming courses in the space for middle and high school students. We also coordinate with teachers to develop interdisciplinary projects focused around the design process and making.

Leading a Session

When signing up on our registration form, please consider signing up to present a session based on one of the following concepts:

  1. Starting a makerspace in my school, classroom or community
  2. Developing strong curriculum that incorporates making mindsets and principles
  3. Sharing instructional best practices for maker educators
  4. Becoming more proficient on specific tools or skills
  5. Networking with other maker educators

Sessions will last 50 minutes, and our team will do the best to support you in gathering supplies. 

Do I have to lead a session?

No, you don't have to lead a session, but we strongly recommend it! Edcamps are intentionally informal. You don't have to think of an Edcamp Session as a presentation of research findings, or a perfect model of practice to share with the group. Most Edcamp sessions are about sharing and discussing with others. So, if you have a particular skill with a tool or instructional strategy, we recommend you share your gifts with the group!