• Upcoming Events

    SEA Online Symposium

    July 22-26

    Featured Speaker

    HSC Conference

    August 8-11, 2019

    Featured Speaker

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    Rose Hill Classes

    Past Events

    Inspire Charter

    May 2, 2019

    San Diego




    National Council on History Education Conference, Washington DC

    March 14-16, 2019

    Presenter, Project Based Learning for History and the Humanities


    HSC Makerspace!

    August 9-12, 2018 in San Jose, CA

    We will be running our popular pop-up makerspace again this year, join us for all day making and crafting the whole weekend of the HSC 2018 Conference!

    Please note, my due to unforeseen circumstances, I will be giving my talk on Project Based Learning via Skype from Colorado.


    SEA Online Convention, Fall 2017

    Presentation on Learning through Making

    East Bay Mini Maker Faire

    If you are local to the Bay Area, the East Bay Mini Maker Faire is this Sunday! Come join us for one of our favorite events! We’ll be shooting off our anti-fandom cannon, designed and built by a talented and hilarious group of teens.

    Unlike the huge Maker Faire, this one is smaller and more accessible with local makers, and is very kid friendly! Always extraordinary projects to see!



    “Be Inspired” Homeschool Conference

    presented by Live to Learn Resources

    August 5th, 2017

    9am-6pm in Brentwood CA

    Learning Through Making
    Join Samantha Cook in a demonstration and discussion on how to integrate more STEAM education and Tinkering into your home education, how to create a makerspace at home, and simple ways to make any area of interest or study have a kinesthetic moment.


    HSC Makerspace!

    July 27-30th, 2017 in Burlingame, CA (South San Francisco)

    Our pop-up makerspace was such a hit last year, we decided to run a makerspace the whole weekend of the HSC 2017 Conference! In addition to special workshops, materials and mentors will be on hand for all day making and crafting!

    Where: Bayside Room A/B

    When: Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm

    Maker Faire Bay Area

    Samantha and Chris Cook present

    Lessons Learned: Reflections on the Life Cycle of a Makerspace

    Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at 2pm

    Bay Area Homeschool Fair


    Coddiwomple (kod-ee-wom-pul) (v.) To travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination. [English Slang]

    Join Samantha Matalone Cook on an examination of the homeschooling journey as one filled with purpose and intention by looking at the roles community, academics, and family play in traveling this path, and how we can embrace the unknown future without fear. With plenty of time for discussion, we’ll explore how both science and the current economic shift into the Fourth Industrial Revolution supports crafting an education of creativity, innovation, individuality, and most importantly, adaptability. In essence, home education is mastering the art of the coddiwomple.

    Alternative Education Resource Organization annual conference in Portland Oregon.

    Samantha will be leading the workshop: “Hacking the Future: Creating a Learner Centered Education” on Saturday, August 6th. More info: http://www.educationrevolution.org/store/conference/program/

    June 16th – 18th, 2016 CH Homeschool/Unschool Educator Summer Camp is a 3 day immersion in learner centered home education. Topics include creating a more learner centered environment, feeling comfortable with STEAM topics, creating a makerspace at home, and more. CHILDCARE IS NOW AVAILABLE, separate fee.https://www.facebook.com/events/1116240911772247/

    Bay Area Maker Faire 2016