In March 2016, Digital Promise and Maker Ed issued a call-to-action for school leaders around the country to commit to growing the next generation of American makers, by committing to dedicate a space, designate a champion, and showcase student work. During the National Week of Making in June we announced that school and district leaders, representing over 1400 schools in all 50 states, had signed the Maker Promise, affirming their commitment to this growing movement for more creative, student-centered learning.
In 2017, we have expanded the call to action to invite educators working both in and out of schools, as well as community advocates, to sign The Promise. The maker movement in education requires both grassroots and leadership support and Maker Promise partners are committed to supporting all stakeholders. The most successful examples of maker learning in schools have the support and buy-in of administrators, faculty, staff, and the entire surrounding community including families and local businesses and organizations.
Read our annual report, Fulfilling the Maker Promise: Year Two, where we share what we have learned from the Maker Promise network about the state of maker education in US schools, and how these discoveries are shaping the future of the Maker Promise initiative.
Read last year’s report, Fulfilling the Maker Promise: Year One.