All learners have the potential to be empowered change makers in our democracy.

Agency by Design Oakland offers a path to use maker-centered learning to support equity, critical thinking, joyful school culture, and a shift to learner-driven practice.

We work at the nexus of teacher leadership, inquiry-based practice, and maker-centered learning. We grew out of a collaboration with the Agency by Design research project based at Project Zero, a research center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. We lead professional development for educators, with a focus on equity and sustainable change.

During Distance Learning

Teachers are designing like crazy and need support in getting hands-on materials to Oakland kids.

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How are teachers experimenting with the key concepts of maker-centered learning?

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BeforE & After distance Learning

In April 2020, our teacher fellows presented a virtual conference entitled Equity in the Making: Before, During, & After Distance Learning.

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