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 (AbD 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. AbD Oakland participates in action research and dissemination of AbD research findings through professional development and grants for educators, with a focus on equity and sustainable change. 



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