About Per-Ivar Kloen
Per-Ivar Kloen has been trained as a biology/science teacher. He teaches at High School De Populier in The Hague, The Netherlands. Inspired by an early issue of the magazine Make, Per-Ivar and his colleagues started to organize monthly Maker evenings for teachers and friends. After a few of those events, he realized that this kind of Making had much potential for the curriculum. They explored the endless possibilities of the maker movement in a wide variety of projects, inside and outside the curriculum and a shift from formal learning to informal is clearly to be seen. Per-Ivar was appointed as Educational Pioneer of the year 2014 in The Netherlands. The flagship project is an after school program in which the students have the freedom to make whatever they want to make in a great Maker Space. The students love this way of working and they are creating amazing things. Per-Ivar is also an active member of the National Platform Maker Education. By organizing working sessions, delivering speeches all over The Netherlands and hosting workshops, he really is an important force to get Making back in the Dutch schools.