Agency by Design is a research project exploring the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning. The project began in 2011 as collaboration between the Abundance Foundation and Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero. The initial phase of research studied the practice of maker-centered learning in the K-12 context and included an action research component based in Oakland, CA. The most recent phase of the project includes an ongoing Oakland-based fellowship that provides professional development, coaching, and funding opportunities to local educators who incorporate maker-centered learning in their practice.
In May 2017, the project researchers, educators, and participants and community members gathered to celebrate the conclusion of the 2016-17 fellowship year. The event was held at Chapter 510 in Oakland.
Check out this video for more about the project and the event!
For more information about Agency by Design Oakland, please visit their website at www.abdoakland.org.