The Maker Program Starter Kit is an actionable framework with step-by-step instructions to guide new maker educators through the process of building their first maker program. The 140-page guide includes eleven original activities and accompanying worksheets and templates. My Role: • Conducted interviews with maker educators to identify best practices • Developed 10-step framework for program development • Wrote and revised …
ChangeX is a mobile platform that enables companies, cities and organizations to run social impact competitions for youth ages 13-24. Unlike traditional competitions, ChangeX coaches teams each step of the way with lessons in design thinking and technical skill-building. This approach maximizes each participant’s ability to develop successful solutions while motivating important 21st century learning.
In March I helped Facing History and Ourselves run their first youth civic hackathon.
Tech Challenge SF was a 4-week technical pilot for The Resilience Challenge is which Bay Area teens completed online and offline skill-building activities in design and technology.
At ChangeX Education we’re building games, curriculum & social impact competitions to fuel 21st century learning. Our curriculum and platform connect young changeMakers ages 13-24 with training in key 21st century skills and the support networks they need to build powerful social impact careers.
Founder & Director, Oct 2014-present
The Resilience Challenge was a 9-week bootcamp and social impact competition for that trained Bay Area teenagers to use design, technology and the startup mindset to prototype solutions for civic issues.
Lead Creator, Writer & Director, 2012-2014 I was the Director of City X Project curriculum, the largest initiative of the nonprofit I founded with Brett Schilke and Matthew Straub. We developed and tested the comprehensive classroom workshop through 17 iterations in five countries and three languages. After testing the curriculum with over a thousand students, we released it in April …
Director, Curriculum Designer & Facilitator, 2013-2014 The Exponential Youth Camp at Singularity University is a residential summer program for high school students at the NASA Ames Research Park in Mountain View, California. The program empowers young future leaders with life-changing, hands-on education and challenges them to build solutions to global grand challenges using exponential technology. One team of students in …
Co-Founder & Director of Innovation, 2012-2014
IDEAco stands for the Coalition for Innovative Development, Education, and Action. We were a global nonprofit on a mission to build and empower communities of Changemakers through experiential learning. Founded by myself, Brett Schilke, and Matthew Straub, our programs included The Exponential Youth Camp, City X Project, and Changespaces.