A Maker’s Adventure (starting soon)
What is Maker Education? How can you use it in the classroom or youth work? Isn’t it hard? Does it cost a lot?
In this video series on YouTube, I will try to inspire and help my fellow educators interested in #MakerEd. There will be videos on how to do projects, pedagogical tips, lesson guides, kit reviews and so on. Stay tuned for more info!
Capital Digital Brussels
At Maks vzw, I am extremely lucky to be responsible for the Capital Digital program. Don’t be fooled: it is not just another coding camp. No, we aim to enable children and youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds to learn coding skills in a fun, playful way.
Teens from Brussels are trained to become multimedia animators, with both technical and pedagogical skills. They don’t just learn how to use Scratch or how robots work; they also get an intro into group dynamics, didactics and so on. After the training, they are offered a student job as a camp animator -often their first employment opportunity- and coached by one of the Maks employees.
Raspberry Pi Certified Educator
You know that feeling when you get an AMAZING opportunity and you just want to jump through the ceiling of joy? That is what I felt when I got the e-mail that I got to participate in one of the PiCademy training sessions this year in Manchester.
I’m a big fan of physical computing, as I believe it delivers a stronger learning experience than on-screen step-by-step coding lessons. So Raspberry Pi has always been high on my stuff-I-adore list. I am now more than proud to wear my badge as a Pi Certified Educator and wish to encourage all educators and youth workers interested in Maker Ed to go register for the Picademy program!