Sonoma County Office of Education

SCOE's leadership in Maker Movement on display at state conference

11/03/2015 -

Make Conference SCOE's leadership in the Maker movement was in the spotlight at the California STEM Symposium. The statewide conference drew thousands of math, science, engineering and technology teachers to Anaheim, Calif. the week of October 26-30. SCOE Teacher-on-Loan for Science Anna Van Dordrecht, Technology Innovation Specialist Matt O'Donnell, Teacher-on-Loan for Make Casey Shea, and Director of Innovation and Partnerships Dan Blake, traveled there to spread knowledge about this growing movement. They led a session called "Making to Learn: Bringing an Academic Focus to Maker Education" and created a Makerspace where educators could try out a variety of tools for themselves.

Even Tom Torlakson, state superintendent of instruction, stopped by to tinker. Learn more about the Maker movement at

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