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CCC Maker Colleges Apply for Implementation Grants

The CCC Maker Initiative is creating a network of California community colleges focused on producing creative, skilled, innovation-ready graduates. The CCC Maker project team led 34 colleges through a six-month long collaborative process of introspection, experimentation and communication to develop original makerspace implementation plans.

At a CCC Maker culminating event on May 19, 2017, 28 college teams presented their plans to an audience of their peers and advisers. Presenters outlined their strategy to create customized, student-centered makerspaces supported by a community of practice, interdisciplinary curriculum, and work-based learning opportunities. Teams then shared their plans with the public during the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA.

After gathering feedback, 28 colleges submitted proposals for CCC Maker makerspace implementation grants on June 16, 2017. Grant recipients will be announced in mid-July.

The colleges that submitted proposals were:

Allan Hancock College
American River College
Butte College
Cabrillo College
Chaffey College
City College of San Francisco
College of Alameda
College of San Mateo
College of the Canyons
Folsom Lake College
Foothill College
Glendale College
Golden West College
Hartnell College
Laney College
Moorpark College
Moreno Valley College
Mt. San Antonio Colllege
Mt. San Jacinto College
Orange Coast College
Palomar Community College
Sacramento City College
Saddleback College
San Bernardino Valley College
San Diego City College
Sierra College
Woodland Community College
Yuba College


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CCC Maker Update April 13, 2017

In April, the CCC Maker newsletter provided an update on the college makerspace initiative. Colleges attended regional meet-ups to build connections that will form the state-wide community of practice and work on their makerspace implementation plans. The CCC Maker initiative also sponsored New World of Work 21st Century Skills Training for makerspace teams. The City College of San Francisco makerspace planning team explained how they used visual mind maps as a technique to collect ideas and build community.

Read the April 13, 2017 CCC Maker Update.

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CCC Maker Update March 9

In the March 2017 CCC Maker update, it was reported that colleges attended training in using Kumu to map their college ecosystems as well as regional meet-ups to build the community of practice.

Some of the colleges shared their efforts to build community and plan makerspaces. Sacramento City College students on the implementation team designed posters and put them up on campus. Cabrillo College is planning a Makerspace Plan-a-thon in April. Allan Hancock College is working with community partners on a Maker Weekend on May 5 and 6.

Read the March 9, 2017 CCC Maker Update.


CCC Maker Update – February 7 Now Available

Check out the most recent CCC Maker Update – February 7 reporting on the Advisory Committee Meeting held at Pasadena City College. There will also be a webinar in February presented by Brie Lindsey of CCST sharing insights from the ISAM conference held at MIT where CCC Maker participated with other colleges and universities that offer makerspaces to their students.


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CCC Webinar Links

March 14, 2017: CCC Maker: Fiscal Reporting for Seed Grants

Watch the webinar: CCC Maker Seed Grant Award Fiscal Reporting – How participating colleges get reimbursed – Toni Edgerton, Sierra College

Blog Post: CCC Maker: Fiscal Reporting

PowerPoint: Fiscal Reporting Instructions

Instructions: Reimbursement Request Instructions with Examples Packet

March 1, 2017: CCC Maker – Logic Model Webinar

Watch the Webinar: CCC Makerspace Startup Webinar – Logic Modeling 3-1-17

Blog Post: CCC Makerspace Startup Webinar – Logic Modeling (3/1/17)

PowerPoint: CCC Maker – Logic Model Webinar

February 22, 2017: CCC Maker – College Self Study Webinar

Watch the Webinar: CCC Maker – College Self Study Webinar

Blog Post: CCC Maker – College Self Study Webinar (Webinar, February 22, 2017)

PowerPoint: College Self Study

February 22, 2017: Kumu Tutorial, Ecosystems Mapping with Kumu

Watch the Webinar: CCC Maker – Ecosystem Mapping Project

Blog Post: CCC Maker – Ecosystems Mapping with Kumu (Webinar, February 22, 2017)

February 17, 2017: CCC Maker Recent Trends in Academic Makerspaces

Watch the Webinar: CCC Maker – Recent Trends in Academic Makerspaces

Blog Post: CCC Maker Recent Trends in Academic Makerspaces (Webinar, February 17, 2017)

PowerPoint: CCC Maker – Recent Trends in Academic Makerspaces – Slideshow

Jan. 12, 2017: Mapping your College Ecosystem Map webinar

PowerPoint: cccmaker-map-your-college-ecosystem-webinar-jan-12-2017-schultz

Watch the Webinar: College Ecosystems Jan 12

Dec 15, 2016 – CCC Maker Ecosystems Mapping Basics webinar

Ecosystem Mapping Basic PowerPoint

Kumu Log in 

Kumu Help Documents

CCC Maker Blog Post on this webinar 

Dec. 14, 2016 – CCC Maker – Webinar Overview of the CCC Maker project on You Tube

CCC Maker Overview PowererPoint

Blog Post

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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. 


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Newsletter Gives Project Update

The CCC Maker initiative sent out a newsletter on December 7, 2016 with updates on the project including participating in ISAM, the formation of the Nation of Makers and professional development plans.

Sign up for the newsletter.

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Advisory Committee Provides Inspiration and Direction

Dale Dougherty, Chair of the CCC Maker Advisory Committee, graciously hosted the groups’ first meeting at Maker Media, Inc. in San Francisco on October 27, 2016.

Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor of Workforce & Economic Development, explained her vision for the project and how it fit within the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy framework. Then advisory committee members shared what fires them up about the potential impact of the CCC Maker project.

CCC Maker Statewide Project Manimg_4775ager, Carol Pepper-Kittredge, gave an overview of the structure, timeline, progress to date and the expected outcomes. You can review the presentation slides.

Next, Dale Dougherty, Founder and CEO, Maker Media, Inc., outlined the opportunities and challenges of applying the maker movement to the community college environment. Sonja Lolland, Vice President, Academic & Student Services, Yuba College provided her thoughts on innovating for student learning and success.

The group primarily spent time brainstorming and compiling ideas to drive the success of the project. To start the discussion, they focused on three audiences: students, faculty and the business community, seeking compelling reasons for each to be involved with community college makerspaces. The CCC Maker team is honored to be working with such insightful advisors and appreciates how they are contributing to this project.


Colleges Eager to Join CCC Maker Project

California Community College representatives attending the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) conference held in Sacramento on October 8-11, 2016 were eager to learn more about the CCC Maker project. Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Statewide Project Manager, provided an update on the grant project.

NACCE participants discuss their college makerspace plans.

NACCE participants discuss their college makerspace plans.

“We are in the process of selecting the Technical Assistance Provided (TAP) that will work in the field with colleges to help them build and enhance their college maker spaces,” said Pepper-Kittredge, who represents Sierra College, the project fiscal agent and overall Technical Assistance Provider for the California Community College Chancellor’s Office InnovationMaker3 grant.

“The TAP to support colleges in implementing makerspaces, offering internships and supporting faculty in developing new curriculum will be selected by the end of October,” said Pepper-Kittredge. “The TAP will develop the college application for mini-grants. These applications are anticipated be available in late November and awarded at the beginning of 2017.”

She went on to explain that program partners and the TAP will provide open source information to mini-grant recipients as well as other California Community Colleges interested in establishing makerspaces. Pepper-Kittredge indicated that the anticipated support from the CCC Maker project includes:

  • Mapping the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Developing industry-endorsed skills training
  • Integrating social entrepreneurship into college curriculum
  • Connecting to K-12 maker education and networks
  • Integrating maker skills and methodologies into academic instruction
  • Integrating the 4Cs into academic instruction
  • Supporting paid student internships

Take a look at Carol Pepper-Kittredge’s CCC Maker presentation slides used at the NACCE Conference.


CCC Maker Project Spotlight at NACCE

Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Economic Development, CCCCO made two presentations at the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship conference held in Sacramento on October 8-11, 2016. The CCC Maker project is supported by a grant from CCCCO Division of Workforce and Economic Development and fits with the division’s Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy framework.

Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Economic Development, CCCCO presenting at NACCE in Sacramento 2016

Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Economic Development, CCCCO presenting at NACCE in Sacramento 2016

The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) has a mission to create a community college culture that fosters economic vitality through entrepreneurship.

Ton-Quinlivan’s remarks indicated that there has been a nationwide call to grow the maker movement. “Makerspaces enable students to get hands-on experience to design and invent with other makers in fields such as science, technology, engineering, math, and art (STEM/STEAM),” said Ton-Quinlivan.

She indicated that the $17 million InnovationMaker3 grant that is funding the CCC Maker project is targeted at preparing a strong workforce. “As opposed to the traditional instructor-led classroom model where students learn through observation, makerspaces provide students with access to space, support and equipment to physically make things,” said Ton-Quinlivan. “Students get hands-on experience with new tools that they might end up working with once they enter the workforce.”

As the largest community college system in the nation, she anticipates that college makerspaces will prepare the diverse student body for STEM careers where women and minorities are underrepresented. “If we want to grow the STEM/STEAM economy, we need to increase access to education for all diverse populations,” said Ton-Quinlivan. “We also need to provide new educational environments that prepare all students with the skills needed to join an innovative workforce.”

See Van Ton-Quinlivan’s presentation slides on the new CCC Maker Project from the 2016 NACCE conference.