NoVa Maker Educator Meetup


Are you a Maker Educator, new or experienced? Are you interested in including making into your classroom? Do you want to network with fellow Maker Educators?

Maker Faire NoVa is proud to present its second NoVa Maker Educator Meetup at their Faire on March 18, 2018. It will be an opportunity for Maker Educators to network and learn from their peers in the region. A group of experienced Maker Educators will share lightning presentations describing their maker programs. Afterwards you can explore the Faire to see making in action.

Educators in both formal and informal settings are welcome. Participants can network with other maker educators with the goal of creating an ongoing NoVa Maker Educator Meetup series.

Make Faire NoVa is in its fifth year. We present makers from the DC metro region, including schools and students. The Faire inspires, informs, connects, and entertains thousands of attendees in a family-friendly environment that showcases invention, creativity and resourcefulness and celebrates the Maker movement. It’s a place where Makers – inventors, technologists, crafters, artists, scientists, and everyone in between – show what they are making and share what they are learning.

Maker Faire is open to the public from 11 am to 5 pm. Educator Meetup participants must register in advance and have a Faire ticket.

Register to attend the Maker Educator Meetup here!

MakerEd Meetup

If you can’t attend this event but are interested in future meetups, please register so we can add you to our mailing list.


2018 NoVa Maker Educator Meetup 

Sunday, March 18, 2018
10:00-10:15 — Kickoff
10:15-12:45 — Lightning talks

  • Community Makerspace – Jennyfer Peterson, Nova Labs
  • Elementary – Nichole Thomas, Liberty Elementary School – LCPS
  • Elementary – Maura Madigan, North Springfield ES – FCPS
  • Middle – Angela DeHart, Glasglow Middle School – FCPS
  • High – Josh Ajima, Dominion High School – LCPS
  • College –  Daniel Lofaro, George Mason University
  • Community – Jim Egenrieder, Thankabit Labs
  • Community – Ashley Clancy, Digital Harbor Foundation
  • Museum – Dr. Barb Gruber, National Air and Space Museum
  • Museum – Lauren Hubbard, Maritime Explorium

12:45 — Wrap up and networking
12:450-5:00 — Explore the Faire!

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NoVa Maker Educator Meetup at Maker Faire NoVa, March 19, 2017

Brian Jacoby – Nova Labs

Valerie Jopeck- Fairfax County Public Schools

Gretchen Hazlin – Kilmer Middle School

Josh Ajima – Dominion High School

David Miller and Jade Garrett – George Mason University

Chris Cook – Flint Hill School

Sheila Ryan – MILL Studio at Gum Spring Library

Lori Ann Terjesen – Children’s Science Center

Pat Scannell – Makersmiths Innovation Forge