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The National Writing Project and Mozilla's Maker Party 2013: Learn, Connect, Share Announced at President Obama's White House Science Fair

Date: April 22, 2013

Summary: At the White House Science Fair—celebrating the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country—President Obama announced new steps as part of his Educate to Innovate campaign, an all-hands-on-deck effort to get more girls and boys inspired to excel in these key subjects. Included in this campaign will be the National Writing Project and Mozilla's Summer Campaign Maker Party 2013: Learn, Connect, Share.

 

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Summer campaign to give many more students the ability to be "Makers": This summer, the Maker Education Initiative will launch the first-ever MakerCorps. These volunteers will give more young people the opportunity to design and build something that is personally meaningfully to them. In its first year, over 100 MakerCorps members—in 19 states and Washington D.C.—will work work with 34 different partner organizations such as schools, libraries, and science centers. In addition, Mozilla and the National Writing Project will lead Maker Party 2013: Learn, Connect, Share, a summer long campaign where teachers, technologists and families across the country will join dozens of partner organizations including the NYC Department of Education, Intel, and DIY.org to help young people embrace the maker spirit and learn career building STEM skills. The campaign will launch on June 15 with a Hive Learning Popup, the first of over 1,000 summer learning events planned as part of the Summer of Making and Connecting supported by the MacArthur Foundation."

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