The inaugural Tacoma-South Sound Mini Maker Faire is committed to supporting educators within PreK-12 whether they are in-the-classroom, expanded learning, public and/or private schools. To this commitment it will provide a free Learning Lab for educators on Maker Education and STEAM integration onsite at the faire from 9:30am-3pm (includes time to learn from the faire exhibits as well!).


This lab will be facilitated by veteran educator Steve Davee. Steve is a highly sought educator and facilitator with individual schools, school districts, ed tech companies, conferences and maker organizations across the nation.


Educators must pre-register for the lab on the

<Registration Page >.  Select the Educator Option. 


 Steve Davee Bio: 


Steve Davee is an educator, documentation specialist,  consultant, and tinkering evangelist with over 38 years of adventures in teaching and learning with youth and adults of every age.


A former Howard Hughes Medical Institute    Biochemist, Steve was the Documentation  Specialist and a Math and Science Teacher at  Opal School ( for eight years, before serving for five years as the Director of Education and Chief Maker Educator for the national non-profit Maker Ed ( He founded CoLab Tinkering, LLC in 2008 to support greater tinkering, inventing, and playful opportunities through workshops, consulting, and summer camps. Steve serves on the Governing School Board of the CTE Public High School Center for Advanced Learning, and on the Board of Directors for the non-profit Portland Free Play ( Among various design/ education consulting and teaching jobs, he currently runs pre-K tinkering workshops and helps train teachers for Portland-area public preschools in Parkrose and Gladstone for the non-profit Teaching Preschool Partners (


Steve’s current tinkering and creative outlets include authoring a book on LEGO and design, skateboarding, bike racing, vintage electronics repair, and making music with a wide variety of customized electronic and acoustic gear.


Twitter: @sdavee

Instagram: @smdavee