On Saturday I had a great time representing the Austin Alt Ed Partnership at the Mini Maker Faire. The Alt Ed Partnership is a brand new collaboration of small funky schools in Austin, of which the 9th Street Schoolhouse is one! We are working to pool our resources, provide professional development for educators, as well as make educational options available to more Austin families. We are very lucky to have Teri Sperry working with us – her incredible website is a great resource to parents looking for a school situation that fits their child.
Deborah Hale (of the Inside Outside School) and I had the chance to meet lots of great folks interested in education alternatives. Plus we helped people of all sizes make really cool crafts from recycled bicycle inner tubes. We started with flowers and the imaginations went wild from there.
Congrats to all those who put such hard work into this successful event – there were tons of folks there having a great time meeting makers and getting inspired to make things themselves!