All learners have the potential to be empowered change makers in our democracy. Agency by Design offers a path to use maker-centered learning to support equity, student success, critical thinking, joyful school culture, and a shift to learner-driven practice.

Agency by Design Oakland is the Bay Area-based component of the Agency by Design research project – an exploration of the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning based at Project Zero, a research center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Agency by Design Oakland participates in action research and dissemination of Agency by Design research findings through professional development and grants for educators, with a focus on equity and sustainable change. 


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What does maker-centered learning look like? Check out these reports from the classroom.  

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Read our stories of maker empowerment, watch our videos and learn more about our work from our team. 

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