We are excited to announce that we are experimenting with a new age group and hosting 4 sessions of Tinkering School this year:
* Ages 14-17:
Session 1: June 30-July 6
* Ages 11-13:
Session 2: July 14-20
Session 3: July 28-Aug 3
* Ages 8-10
Session 4: Aug 11-17
Find all the details on our What Is Tinkering School page.
Not ready for sleepover camp?
Brightworks will be hosting our week-long day camp sessions throughout the summer. For more information, go to the Brightworks website and check out Tinkering School: Day Camp.
Brightworks is an innovative new K-12 alternative school, located in San Francisco, and dedicated to the principles of hands-on, engagement-based learning.
Motivated by the success of participants in Tinkering School to build big things, Gever wanted to translate this enthusiasm, focus, and sense of accomplishment from a one-week summer camp experience to the traditional school day.
Another page taken from Tinkering School is the posting of a daily blog, so you can get a peek at what's happening over at Brightworks: Blog
A group of educators from Adelaide is visiting Brightworks to get immersed in their pedagogy. They also did a Tinkering Immersive with Gever, in order to open a Tinkering School is Australia. Think of all the projects they can do with wide-open-spaces and kangaroos! (just kidding about the kangaroos) For more information, get in touch with the organizer directly: Dean Clark at Mark Oliphant College.
In addition to the 5 sessions of Tinkering School in Northern California this year, all of our partner programs have summer sessions as well.
Austin Tinkering School
Tinkering School Baltimore
Tinkering School Buffalo
Tinkering School Chicago
Tinkering School ReDiscover (West LA)
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For more school diaries, visit the Projects page