Make-to-Learn, a new thematic initiative of the DML Research Hub being led by Indiana University's Creativity Labs, is partnering with Instructables.com, one of the biggest online DIY communities, to host the Make-to-Learn Youth Contest, where kids can share their makes, talk about what they learned in the process, and check out lots of other creative makes from across the country.
The contest is open until April 15, and invites all sorts of makes - digital, physical, electronic, gastronomic, whatever! Just as long as a youth made it. Details about submission can be found here: http://www.instructables.com/contest/maketolearn.
You can download a flyer that can be posted in your spaces, shared with youth and educators, posted to listservs, etc. They'd love to give as many youth a chance to participate as possible. (And also have a chance to win super cool prizes like iPads, dream makers kits, and more!).
Also, if you're coming to Chicago for DML2013 (or are a native), please join the Make-to-Learn Symposium. The event is free to the public, and will feature leading organizations, researchers and educators at the intersection of making and learning sharing their practice. The keynote speaker will be Dale Dougherty of Maker Media, a true visionary in this space. Register now.