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The Maker Educator Convening is an annual gathering of maker education practitioners from all over the world, organized by Maker Ed. This year, the event will take place in Pittsburgh, PA, in collaboration with MuseumLab at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. We are committed to further exploring last year’s themes—equity, accessibility, and sustainability in maker education—over two full days of sharing, collaboration, and delicious food. We hope you will join us! To register and for more information, visit Maker Ed’s website.
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Rachael Ragen

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
MAKESHOP Teaching Artist
Rachael Ragen is a MAKESHOP Teaching Artist at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. She is a young professional with a Masters of Arts degree in Teaching and Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History. As a Teaching Artist, Rachael provides opportunities for visitors to experience the joy of working with real tools on the museum floor. She also collaborates with many neighboring schools to provide arts integration lessons for both students and educators. For the second year in a row, Rachael is the lead Teaching Artist in a co-taught grant funded program with Avonworth Primary Center. She spends half of her time with Avonworth Kindergarteners focusing on the many process of art. Rachael plans these lessons to reflect the MAKESHOP’s principles of practice as well as her own core teaching values. She promotes problem solving and collaboration in all of her workshops.