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CCC Maker Colleges New World of Work Training

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Maker Ed Resources Help College Learn & Connect

Thanks to Jakki Spicer, Director of Development, MakerEd who offered the following links to resources that may be helpful to colleges developing makerspaces.

Professional Development:

  • General information on our PD offerings and events
  • Free online, self-paced PD modules
  • Information about our previously offered facilitated online course; this will be offered again in 2017
  • Information about our 2016 Maker Educator Convening; another will be held May 16-17, 2017
  • The US Dept of Ed’s CTE Makeover Challenge Bootcamp; this includes resources from Maker Ed as well as other organizations. The original focus was on high schools, but, particularly because of the CTE focus, these may prove useful for Community Colleges as well
  • Micro-credentials: help guide educators towards the acquisition of research backed, expert-assessed skills or competencies on specific maker educator tasks, and provide digital badges for educators
  • Research: we have publications both on Highlights of Select Literatureon makerspaces, and research into maker educator communities


  • General information on our portfolio work
  • Publications(free pdf format; includes Research Briefs from Phase I and a Practical Guide; Research Briefs from Phase II will be available soon)
  • Hard copies of the Research Briefs and the Practical Guide
  • Portfolio news; this has information about past and upcoming Open Portfolio Project workshops (we generally hold one in late Winter/early Spring in Palo Alto), new publications, and other relevant news.

Online Community:

  • Maker Ed’s Twitterand Facebook feeds showcase and link to great communities and resources for maker educators
  • Maker Ed’s Google+community might also prove helpful

Other Resources:

  • Maker Ed’s Youth Makerspace Playbook, available as a free pdf or for purchase as a hard copy
  • Maker Ed’s Resource Library, which includes both Maker Ed and external resources for a wide range of maker education needs
  • Maker Ed’s blog, which highlights our work as well as other maker education work we’re excited about
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CCC Maker – Introduction to Mapping Ecosystems Using Kumu

ccc-maker-starting-profile-captureOn December 15, 2015 Amy Schultz with the NACCE conducted a webinar on how eligible colleges can start mapping their ecosystems using Kumu.

Colleges will receive an outline of possible connections to get them started and then colleges will add categories and connections appropriate to their region. Eligible colleges can provide the Kumu user name to Amy Schultz (schulz(at)nacce.com) to get started.

If you want to learn more about Kumu, go to the welcome  and read the help documents. Will Watson of Kumu was on the call and can be reached through support(at)kumu.io.

Deborah Bird, Technical Assistance Provider to CCC Maker colleges, also mentioned that colleges will be collecting data as part of the self-study and there will be some overlap with the ecosystem mapping. Colleges will get additional information in January.

connections-captureThe CCC Maker Introduction to Mapping Ecosystems Using Kumu PowerPoint and webinar will be posted shortly.

The next Ecosystem webinar will be on January 12, 2017 at 2 PM.




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Overview PowerPoint for CCC Maker Eligible Colleges

On December 14, Deborah Bird and Salomon Davila from Pasadena City College, the Technical Assistance Provider to the colleges developing makerspaces, and Carol Pepper-Kittredge from Sierra College, the CCC Maker Statewide Project Manager, presented a webinar giving an overview of the CCC Maker Initiative. Additionally, they explained in further detail what participating colleges will be doing in the first six months of the project. Colleges will receive support and resources to explore, create and connect as they develop unique programs that meet the needs of their colleges and regional ecosystems.

Review the CCC Maker Introductory PowerPoint presented on 2016-12-14.

You can watch the first introductory webinar that provided a project overview of the CCC Maker Initiative and explained the Makerspace Start-up process for eligible California Community Colleges.