Building an Inclusive Maker Community

In 2018 we released Making Culture, an in-depth nationwide examination of K-12 makerspaces, revealing substantial implicit bias and gaps in inclusion within maker education. Building upon these findings, we are developing community-based, inclusive-by-design, maker learning programs in the West Philadelphia Promise Zone and partner with researchers in other locations on similar efforts. We will present our program designs and preliminary findings, focusing on middle and high school age students.

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Format: Case Study
Event Type: Session
Track: Equity
Level: Basic Understanding
Online: Slides