SEBASTOPOL, CA — (Marketwired) — Mar 31, 2014 — Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, will take place at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, CA, on Saturday, May 17, from 10am to 8pm and Sunday, May 18, from 10am to 6pm. This year’s event will continue a solid focus on Young Makers and providing learning opportunities for the K-12 community for both students and teachers alike in conjunction with the event. The way children are learning, in and out of the classroom, is shifting to include more hands-on, creative, problem-solving approaches that foster a life-long love of learning and provide the skills needed in the future. It’s resulting in young people becoming makers, solving real-world issues as they realize their potential and enjoy the learning process.
“When children and teens make things, they are having fun but they are also engaged in learning,” said Dale Dougherty, president of Maker Media and co-founder of Maker Faire. “We know that children need the opportunity the explore making and develop their capabilities through practice. And we know teachers desire the training and information to bring these opportunities to their classrooms! This collaboration with the education community to reach young people in these meaningful ways is resulting in a new generation of makers. It’s thrilling for Maker Faire to be at the crux of this transformation.”