Making - Professional Learning

Maker Monday

Every Monday from 3–6pm (drop in)

SMCOE STEAM Center, 101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City

Come join our community of learners for an afternoon of making. Bring your own project idea or participate in our featured activity. Equipment available includes sewing machine, CNC router, 3D printers, paper circuits, and much more!

For more info, please contact Robert Pronovost.


...But wait, you need your maker time in July?

Sign up for Deep Dive: DIY, led by Emily & Robert!

July 23-26 from 10am-3pm

Take a deep dive into learning and/or planning in computer science, maker-centered learning, technology integration, and beyond! Work with SMCOE experts while trying out potential classroom tools, prototyping class projects, or developing units. This is a self-guided, yet mutually supportive, class based on your own professional learning goals for the upcoming school year.

Each two-day session is worth 1 CEU; Participants are welcome to attend one of the two-day sessions or both.


Register for July 23-24 here:

Register for July 25-26 here:



Maker Educator Certificate Cohort

Good news! San Mateo County Office of Education has begun working with Sonoma County Office of Education and Sonoma State University to support educators who wish to earn the Maker Educator Certificate. Our goal is to support — financially and through coaching — a cohort of San Mateo County educators who are looking to earn the certificate in 2017-18.

The Maker Educator Certificate consists of three courses:

  • Introduction to Making Face-to-Face, taught in person in Oakland on Thursday, November 30, and Friday, December 1, OR online from October 16 through December 2;

  • Making for Educators, taught in person at SMCOE and partnering schools in the Peninsula/South Bay on four consecutive Saturdays: January 20, January 27, February 3, and February 10;

  • Maker Professional Development, taught online in the spring (likely the month of April).

Sign-ups for 2017-18 have closed.