• MOTHER l WRITER | EDUCATOR | ARTIST | MAKER 

  • Curiosity Hacked

    Sam is the Executive Director and Founder of Curiosity Hacked, a national non profit organization that focuses on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education, skill building and community engagement.

    Curiosity Hacked website

    Educational Services

    Samantha has over 16 years of experience is designing and leading classes and workshops for adults and children, and I have extensive knowledge and experience in working with non-profit organizations.

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    Curiosity Hacked Independant Learning Lab

    CHILL is a part-time program for home/unschoolers at the Curiosity Hacked Oakland Lab, supporting life-long, self-directed learning.

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    Building Community

    Samantha helped found Mothership HackerMom, a space devoted to giving mothers of every gender the time and space to explore DIY craft and design, hacker/maker culture, and entrepreneurship.

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  • Get to know Samantha Matalone Cook

    Educator, Thought Leader, Geek Mom, Artist: Samantha Matalone Cook is many things to many people. She is also a community builder, and staunch advocate for children as learners.

  • I am always excited and interested to work with families, communities, and organization to assist in designing and attaining educational goals through rich, interdisciplinary, and entertaining programs.

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  • Read on for my thoughts on Educational Policy and Reform, Maker Culture and Education, Curiosity Hacked, and being a Geek Mom.

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  • Upcoming events in the maker, homeschooling, and educational fields. Some created and some lead by Samantha Matalone Cook.

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  • There are many philosophies in life and education. I believe in taking the best of what resonates for me as an individual, as a teacher, and as a mother to create a haven for learning. I delight in the potential for experiential learning when children and adults are exposed to the connections between themselves and the people, places, things, and ideas that create our past, present, and future. Read more

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