Maker Jawn and the City

One of my favorite things about working for Maker Jawn and the Free Library of Philadelphia is the geographic diversity of our program. Since November of 2013 I’ve worked at the Central Branch, Kensington, Cecil B. Moore, Cobbs Creek/Blanche Nixon, Joseph E. Coleman and Paschalville in some capacity of the Jawn, but I’ve never really thought about just how much… Read more →

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Maker Jawn at YOUmedia

  This August, Maker Mentors Goda and Sari accompanied Maker Jawn’s manager K-Fai to a YOUmedia Retreat right outside of Philadelphia. YOUmedia is a network of approximately 30 Learning Labs based in museums, libraries, and community organizations, that were originally all funded by the same IMLS/MacArthur Learning Labs Planning Grant. The Learning Labs all share a commitment to the principles… Read more →

Maker Jawn leads a Make Cycle for the 2014 Connected Learning MOOC

During the week of July 14th, Maker Jawn is leading the National Writing Project’s Connected Learning MOOC. Our theme is “Storytelling with Light” and we’re encouraging participants to create physical objects that integrate light, craft, and story design. Several Maker Jawn Mentors and I hosted a live hangout where we talked about our favorite ways we and the youth we… Read more →

Using the MaKey MaKey in Performance

When I am not at the Free Library of Philadelphia acting as a Teen Programming Specialist, I am usually in a studio somewhere making dances, or rolling on the ground in a park somewhere, thinking about different ways to sense and utilize the connection between various toes and the various pelvic bones to which they relate. In other words, I… Read more →