Danielle Martin

As co-author of the book Start Making! A Guide to Engaging Young People in Maker Activities, I have over 18 years of passion and experience with instructional design, youth & workforce development, tech & media education, and community organizing. In fall 2018, I’ve begun a journey as a formal educator, as a Design Technology teacher at Chavez Academy / Ravenswood Middle School in East Palo Alto, starting a new 8th grade makerspace and STEM aligned curriculum integration.  From 2011-2015, I managed knowledge for the global Clubhouse Network, where I tested early versions of Scratch then later led Start Making!, an effort to infuse inclusive hands-on engineering in nearly 100 Clubhouses in 20 countries. My roots in informal education and activism were seeded as a coordinator at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, Charlestown Computer Clubhouse, then serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Transmission Project. I later co-created MIT’s Center for Civic Media, Department of Play, mapping mobile technologies and youth activism methodologies globally. My work with Krause Center for Innovation @ Foothill College Makerspace, Maker Ed, Team4Tech, Fab Foundation SCOPES-df and Ravenswood Makerspace Collaborative focused on adapting informal STEM and maker facilitation techniques to formal K-12 career technical educational classrooms, aligned to existing or writing new standards and curricula. I holds a BA in Communication Studies from URI, a Master in City Planning from MIT, as well as pursuing a 2018 EnCorps STEM Teaching fellowship, and the KCI UniDiversity Makerspace Coordinator Certificate (expected spring 2019).  More on me at https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemmartin/.

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