Make: Education Forum

A Virtual Gathering for and by Maker Educators: September 22-23, 2023

Maker Education with a Community Connection

The Make: Education Forum aims to transform education by focusing on the needs and interests of educators and their students by developing new technical skills and encouraging the process of creative problem-solving. In this two-day virtual event, get ready to explore maker topics, share ideas, exchange tips and tricks and learn from one another.

Sessions and Workshops

Friday and Saturday Schedules

Friday, September 22, 2023 (Eastern Time)

12:00 PM Welcome with Dale Dougherty and Godwyn Morris
12:15 PM Teaching Physical Computing through Storytelling with Jasmine Florentine
12:45 PM Maker Education Around the World with Jinger Zeng
1:15 PM Infy Makers Awards: Funding and Resources to Support Maker Educators
1:45 PM Break / Unconference session
1:45 PM Girls in STEM (pre-recorded) with Lauren Mitchell
2:15 PM NJIT: Industrial Design Careers
2:45 PM Prioritizing People over Tools in a Makerspace with Matt Wettergreen
3:15 PM Creating and Using a Problem Bank in Your School with Richard Lehrer
3:45 PM Upcycled stuffed toys with Clara Ngo
4:15 PM MathHappens - Laser Cutting Tips
4:45 PM Unconference Session
5:15 PM Closing Remarks with Dale Dougherty & Kylie Peppler

Saturday, September 23, 2023 (Eastern Time)

12:00 PM Introduction and Welcome
12:10 PM Cardboard and Paper Motion Mechanisms with Noga Elhassid
1:10 PM Making Characters Talk with Micro:Bit with Cecilia Hillway
2:10 PM Robotics for the Streets: An Arduino Workshop with Carlotta Berry
3:10 PM Engineering with Paper with Paula Frisch
4:10 PM Creative Computing with AI Jaymes Dec
5:00 PM Unconference Session and Closing

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Registration Includes


Two days of discussions and workshops with leading maker educators and thought leaders.


One year membership to Make: Community: access to communicate with attendees and speakers, view current and past Make: Education Forum video collections, and connect with our larger community of makers.

Make: Magazine

One year subscription to the print and digital magazine and access to the complete digital archive of over 80 volumes of Make: Magazine (digital subscription provided to residents outside the US).

Limited Ticket Scholarships Available. Please email to apply.

A Few Words

About the Forum Emcees

Sessions and Workshops

About the Featured Speakers

Dalal Elsheikh

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