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Join Unprofessional Development for a 2-day maker bonanza + extravaganza in August! Screen printing, book making, paper architecture, laser etching and more. / Held at Girls Garage in Berkeley.

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Special Opportunity for BAME ~~ July 27th ~~ !

Caine Munroy of Caine's Arcade fame will be at the Exploratorium that Thursday. He and Nirvan Mullick, the filmmaker who brought Caine's story to life, will be there from 11-4 to help us celebrate Cardboard and all it can do.

If you're interested in being an honorary Tinkering Studio staff member for an hour or two, helping us facilitate cardboard creating, we'll comp admission for you + a friend. **This offer ONLY applies to Bay Area Maker Educators only, so please don't share outside of our group (unless it's with a local educator who should be a BAMEr).

Here's a list of what we'll be doing:
- Outrageously large-scale stop motion animation with cardboard props
- Creating cardboard games, mazes and marble machines
- Building cardboard costumes from scratch
- Experimenting with giant cardboard automata-puppets
- Sampling a variety of projects from our Teacher Institute made from cardboard

*Plus you'll get a chance to see Wildcard exhibit now that C.I.T. is finished building their latest installation.

Rough schedule for the day:
10:00 - Exploratorium opens
11:00 -12:00 Screening of Caine's Arcade film and talk by Nirvan & Caine in the Forum
12:00 - 4:00 Making in the Tinkering Studio & South Gallery with TS crew, Caine & Nirvan
5:00 - Exploratorium closes for an hour, but you could stick around until 6pm when we reopen for adults only until 10pm.

If you're interested and able to join us, write to me @
It promises to be a wacky & wonderful opportunity.


*Our PR department hasn't even made the announcement yet about Caine's visit, so you're getting the scoop on this one!

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Join us for Designing Making Experiences July 31-Aug 1 - spread the word!

The Lighthouse Creativity Lab is offering a two-day intensive workshop for educators eager to integrate making in school into their own practice.

Spend two days planning a K-12 making project or unit of your choice and leave with a project example made by you. While being immersed in a making environment, you will make and develop, test and troubleshoot the making curriculum or project of your choice for your K-12 classroom or school.

Please Note! Our professional development opportunities are offered free to Oakland Unified and Title 1 teachers. Use the contact information below if you would like the code.

Contact us at creativitylab (at) for information.

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​Independence High School needs an industrial engineering teacher ​8:20-9:20 weekdays starting in August​. Know anyone?
From: Aiello, Jack <>

I was hoping that you could spread the word for us. We are needing an engineering teacher and having difficulty finding one. Almost any engineering discipline will work.
​This would be a great opportunity for a retired or semi-retired engineer willing to work with high school students.This is a 1 period (​​
8:20-9:20) engineering teacher, Monday through Friday for our senior capstone class, Engineering Design and Development using Project Lead The Way curriculum. The class is designed to have the students work in groups to either innovate or invent a product that they then try to build and demonstrate to a panel of judges. If you can think of any leads please forward. They must apply or have a CTE credential.

Here is a link to the job description and pay rate.

We have not been able to find a candidate and we only have about 1 month until school starts up again. I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July.


Jack Aiello
STEAM Engineering Academy Magnet Coordinator * Introduction To Design Instructor * Independence High School, 1776 Educational Park Drive, San Jose, CA

UC Fine Art F Credit * Project Lead The Way * Academy Photo Gallery * Introduction To Design Website Mineta Institute * MSTI Gallery Mineta Summer Transportation Institute * ACE Architecture Construction Engineering * San Jose City College Advanced Manufacturing Consultant * 95133 Education is the key to the future: You've heard it a million times, and it's not wrong. Educated people have higher wages and lower unemployment rates, and better-educated countries grow faster and innovate more than other countries. But going to college is not enough. You also have to study the right subjects." - Alex Tabarrok Success In The New Economy Video *********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

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We have an opening for a Mobile Engineering Program Coordinator for our new Try It Truck that brings maker experiences to K-5 students in the Bay Area. Message me if you want to know more!

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July's Peninsula/South Bay Maker Educator Meetup will be hosted at the San Mateo County Office of Education on July 20th from 6:00-8:00pm. Folks are welcome starting at 5:30pm.

Current thought is to have a maker activity as our focus, likely around paper circuits.

Please share with others who might be interested.

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Open position for Site Coordinator for Code Next Fruitvale. Message me if you want more information!

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We’re extending the deadline! The Fab Foundation is calling any educators in STEM, Fab Lab and maker networks to contribute activities and projects engaging K-12 learners in STEM pursuits through digital fabrication, to seed a new community of practice, SCOPESdf. Submit online at or email now by Monday, June 19, 2017.

​We want to share all of the work that educators are doing to support student learning, and celebrate your leadership by showcasing each contributor on the SCOPESdf platform!

Learn more live! To support submissions to the current call for SCOPESdf learning experiences, we’re hosting more live Google Hangout “office hours” to ask questions or get support from the team and other educators on documenting and submitting your ideas. To join, RSVP to to suggest a time to talk individually.

More about SCOPESdf: Fab Foundation’s new Scaling a Community of Practice for Education in STEM through Digital Fabrication (SCOPESdf) project aims to catalyze STEM learning in formal educational environments through digital fabrication technologies and practices found in a Fab Lab or makerspace. During this initial phase, we are collecting activities and projects from any educators engaged in STEM pursuits for K-12 learners. The purpose of the call for activities and projects is to develop a compilation of digital fabrication lessons that have been aligned to standards and remixed a bit for open source distribution. The final featured SCOPES-df lessons will be organized in a single format and attribute original content and sources to the contributor, and are open for release under a Creative Commons CC by SA license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others (this aligns with our organization and network's charter). During the 2017-18 school year, we will work with a small cohort of schools to further develop curriculum and provide professional development, further building out the community of practice in person and through a new online community connected to our existing community platform on

Help us spread the call! Share to social media: @FabFndn wants your ideas, K12 #STEM #educator #makers for new #SCOPESdf project sponsored by @Chevron @GE_Foundation

I won't be able to attend the MEM tonight due to an emergency work commitment. Comment if you would like to attend and I will send you my evite ticket.
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