Exploring a Brandeis School Maker Series

I just wrote to Dan Glass, principal of the Brandeis School in SF to suggest starting a maker series there as well. On the plus side, they were very excited about BNA when I first met with them, and seemed really interested in exploring collaboration ideas. Also, they are at the forefront of bringing this way of working and thinking into schools -- they have a makerspace in their school that is part of their curriculum, and I sense that they haven't yet figured out a way to integrate their Judaic Studies into that space in a meaningful way. Also, as a very liberal/nondenominational school they are pretty open to experimentation in a way that might be trickier at least initially in a school of a particular denomination. They also run something called the Ethical Creativity Institute, which from what I understand, is trying to look at the question of bringing a tinkering mindset to spiritual and religious tradition in an authentic way, so they've definitely been trying to think along these lines (and have been getting funding for that).

That said, it is pretty far away from Berkeley, ie, at least 1.5 hrs by public transportation or car so it would involve a serious time commitment. I think that they could be a solid institutional partner to test what we're working on with another age population, so my sense is that it would be worth the time. I will update when I hear back from Dan!