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Northeast Ohio Maker Users Group

“My head is still spinning from everything I am learning from the Maker’s Group. It’s like I opened a window into a future that I had no idea existed.”

— Dyan Boli Art, CMS, Coventry Schools


Announcing the
Northeast Ohio Maker Users Group
Aug. 15, Oct. 17 & Nov. 14

Western Reserve Public Media
1750 Campus Center Drive
Kent, OH 44240-5191


Join fellow colleagues at this informal get together and share knowledge, resources and experience on all things Maker. Whether you are in the planning stages or have a space that is going at full STEAM ahead you will find this group beneficial. Each meeting will include time to try out new activities and resources. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.


Our first meeting went live on Facebook


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Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

Topics: To be announced.



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Below please find members of our Maker User Group that are happy to network with you if you have questions.

Name Location Description Contact
Samantha Capthorne Steetsboro City Schools

Fiona Casida Copley Fairlawn City Schools

Fiona Casida is the Coordinator K-12 Library & Media Services. She is presently learning more about Makerspaces and ways to incorporate them throughout the district.

Tom Hammond University of Akron / Wayne College Tom Hammond runs the Wayne College Makerspace. Most recently they introduced a brand new Maker Lounge.

Anthony Luscre ZT    
Anne Riede Old Trail School Anne Riede is a Technology Integration Specialist at Old Trail School. They are just getting underway with a Makerspace.

Barry Romich Romich Foundation

Romich Foundation provides financial support for various programs including school STEM programs. Get for more info.

Joe Slifka LaBrae Schools Joe Slifka is a technology teacher at LaBrae Local Schools. He runs an outstanding robotics  unit that integrates seamlessly with class curriculum.

Sarah Wallace CMSD Mobile Fab Lab Sarah is the coordinator of the Cleveland Mobile Fab Lab. She has a wealth of knowledge and ideas for Makerspaces.

Robin Wisner Romlich Foundation



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