News about California Community Colleges building makerspaces with support from the CCC Maker initiative powered by the California Community College Chancellor's Office.
NAACE Invites Maker Educators
Virtual make/SHIFT Summit -- July 20-24, 2020 

The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) announced that they will be hosting a week-long maker-focused event, make/SHIFT Virtual. Originally make/SHIFT 2.0 was going to be held in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in June 2020, but due to COVID-19, that event has been postponed until May 2021. 

On Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24, NACCE will host two daily webinars at 12 PM ET and 3 PM ET focused on a variety of relevant, practical and insightful topics surrounding the maker community. You can purchase individual session tickets or the full-week pass. The kick-off webinar is free to all. If you participate in 100% of the sessions, you will receive a make/SHIFT Virtual Digital Badge.

CCC Maker speakers include:
  • Clare Sadnik, Art/Makerspace Faculty, Moorpark College
  • Dr. Melody Graveen, Dean of Instruction, Career and Technical Education, Moreno Valley College
  • Ana McClanahan, Dean of STEAM, College of Alameda
  • Donnell Layne, Director, STEM Innovation Center & Makerspace, Moreno Valley College
  • Zack Dowell, Instructional Design and Development Coordinator, Folsom Lake College
  • Maura Devlin-Clancy, CCSF MakerSPHERE Coordinator and Faculty - CNIT Department - Web Development Programs, City College of San Francisco
  • Students include:
    • Nicole Shuman, Student, Folsom Lake College
    • Leah Vass, Student, Laney College
    • Connor Challis, Student, Sierra College

For more details and to register, please visit NACCE make/SHIFT Virtual.

Wishing Carol Pepper-Kittredge a Happy Retirement

Carol Pepper-Kittredge, who led the CCC Maker network and many other programs for Sierra College, retired in June 2020. We appreciate Carol's leadership in the maker movement and support she provided to California Community Colleges as well as many others nationally and internationally interested in enhancing education with makerspaces. Her enthusiasm and impact was felt by hundreds of educators and thousands of students. A tribute to Carol can be found at Celebrating Carol Pepper-Kittredge!
CCC Maker Publications and Resources 

The CCC Maker website remains as a resource for others planning educational makerspaces. Watch videos about how colleges developed unique maker communities, browse college blog posts for ideas, and  read papers and publications.

The CCC Maker publication -- Makerspace Impact - Implementation Strategies & Stories of Transformation -- describes how  colleges took different approaches depending on the needs of their ecosystems as well as includes students'personal essays explaining how the makerspaces transformed their community college experiences. Find Makerspace Impact, Startup Guide, Makermatic Team Internship and Makermatic Coaches Workbook, in a digital format under CCC Maker Guides on the website.
CCC Maker College News
Important Dates

May 6-8, 2021 --  NACCE make/SHIFT Makerspace Ecosystem Summit 2021  will b e held in Coeur d'Alene, ID hosted by North Idaho College
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The CCC Maker initiative was funded by Grant # 16-203-001 awarded by the California Community College Chancellor's Office , Workforce and Economic Development Division, to Sierra Joint Community College District.