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Preview of Project Findings

See a preview of core findings from the Agency by Design team in advance of its forthcoming book, Maker-Centered Learning: Empowering Young People to Shape their Worlds.

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AbD Online Course

Thinking and Learning in the Maker-Centered Classroom, a new online course offered by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, enrolling now for fall 2016!

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Project Zero Perspectives Pittsburgh

Join Agency by Design and educators from around the world in May 2017 for the Project Zero Perspectives conference Making—Innovating—Learning in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Educator Resources

Check out the AbD thinking routines and conceptual framework to support maker-centered learning in your home teaching and learning context.

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Guest Author Jeff Evancho, the Project Zero Programming Specialist at the Quaker Valley School District, describes the process of establishing the Pittsburgh Maker Educator Learning Community, including the community’s interest in developing documentation and assessment strategies for the maker-centered classroom.


Synthesizing recent conversations between AbD and the Oakland Leadership Team, AbD researcher Andrea Sachdeva proposes a values-based stance on documentation and assessment in maker-centered learning.


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Kicking things off with @jimreesepz @casieonline @projectzerohgse at #pzpdc