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Aaron Vanderwerff

Maker Ed
Director of Learning
As the Director of Learning at Maker Ed, Aaron is responsible for content development and delivery to educators and trainers. He manages the design and content behind Maker Ed’s work, including resources, workshops, and programs. Throughout his sixteen years as a public educator, Aaron has been passionate about making and inquiry, believing that learner-centered, hands-on education can revolutionize our educational system. Prior to working at MakerEd he was the Lighthouse Creativity Lab Director, where he collaborated with teachers to turn learning over to students throughout the school day. He also has also supported educators through the Designing Making Experiences workshop, the AbD Oakland Fellowship, and a course on Designing Equitable Groupwork in the Stanford Teacher Education Program.