Making happens in community. We are share and learn from one another. Whether in person or online, make an effort to connect with other makers, maker librarians and maker educators. We are building this list of communities that you can connect with and follow on social media.
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Nation of Makers Nation of Makers (NoM), is a coalition of diverse organizations that are working together to support the maker community through community building, resource sharing, and advocacy. NoM is actively working with leaders from the maker community in all 50 states and has received more than 300 Letters of Support from hackerspaces, makerspaces, companies, libraries, local government, and economic development agencies. The vision of Nation of Makers is to build a society where everyone has access to the tools, technologies, experiences and knowledge to make anything; to create a thriving, connected, and inclusive community of practice where collaboration fosters a culture of abundance. TWITTER . FACEBOOK . YOUTUBE
Connected Learning Educator Innovator and its partners share the goal of creating more powerful and connected learning for youth through bringing together learning and leadership opportunities for teachers, youth workers, mentors, librarians, and museum educators that are open, re-mixable, and typically free or low-cost. At Educator Innovator we do not see learning as the province of one institution or service, but rather see our learning institutions and organizations as parts of a larger ecosystem for learning, one that can be more powerful by being more connected. SUBSCRIBE . YOUTUBE . TWITTER . FACEBOOK
Make Community (and Maker Faire) From the publishers of Make Magazine and founders of Maker Faire, a new membership based online community for makers and hub for Maker Faire worldwide INSTAGRAM . TWITTER . FACEBOOK MakerEd Maker Ed aggregates and shares examples of making in action in order to validate, elevate, and amplify work on the ground, and seeks to represent work across the country in both formal and informal educational settings, in rural and urban communities alike, at three different levels: the field and movement, the programmatic level related to Maker Ed’s work focused on pedagogy and practice and capacity development through our professional development programs, and finally, at the level of learner outcomes. SUBSCRIBE . INSTAGRAM . TWITTER . FACEBOOK
The Programming Librarian (ALA) ProgrammingLibrarian.org provides the resources, connections and opportunities libraries need to fill their role as centers of cultural and civic life. It is a place for library professionals to share, learn and be inspired to present excellent programming for their communities. Through resources, ideas and professional development opportunities, we seek to help libraries fill their role as cultural and civic hubs in their communities.
ReMake Learning Remake Learning's network, established in 2007, is an open group of interconnected, creative, and innovative people and organizations in the greater Pittsburgh region. Our purpose is to spark and share best practices and new ideas, make it easier for neighbors and colleagues to help each other, reduce duplicative efforts in the region, and leverage resources collectively for greater impact. No one organization alone can transform teaching and learning to better serve today’s young people, so Remake Learning helps bring them together. INSTAGRAM . TWITTER . FACEBOOK
The Tinkering Studio at The Exploratorium The Tinkering Studio is an immersive, active, creative place at the Exploratorium where museum visitors can slow down, become deeply engaged in an investigation of scientific phenomena, and make something—a piece of a collaborative chain reaction—that fully represents their ideas and aesthetic. INSTAGRAM . TWITTER . FACEBOOK
YOUMedia Network Join the YOUmedia Community of Practice (CoP). The CoP is a free and open platform for frontline staff, mentors, administrators, and other staff in teen programs to share and download resources and jump into conversations. The CoP is the best way to get a sense of the YOUmedia Network community and to connect with other people who are part of the movement. JOIN