On June 18, 2014 the White House hosted it’s first ever Maker Faire. On that day President Obama gave a speech to kick of the Maker Day’s events. President Obama declared June 18, 2014 a National Day of Making. As stated by Obama (2014), “Todays DIY is tomorrows made in America.” In his speech he acknowledged the importance of the “Maker Movement” and its role in future jobs. He discussed the importance of changing the way schools structure teaching and learning for students. Encouraging taking more of a shop class approach of making while learning and acknowledging that students have different learning styles. It’s inspiring to know that even the President acknowledges the importance in the “Maker Movement” and understands that “making” in classrooms can have benefits in helping prepare students for future jobs and industries.
The White House. (2014, June 18). The white house hosts its first-ever maker faire. [Video]. Retrieved June 14, 2014, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wHorfRvvcE#t=631