UTeach Maker is a micro-credentialing program that supports passionate UTeach students interested in bringing innovative maker-centered practices and skills into their STEM classrooms. Each UTeach Maker has a Maker mentor throughout the program, receives an opportunity to develop key skills, enhance their resumes and help launch their teaching careers through the hands-on experience gained in this innovative program.
Each UTeach Maker graduate will serve approximately 1,600 students during their time in the classroom. In this way, UTeach Maker brings sustainable maker-centered learning, invention, and creativity to the K-12 STEM pipeline.
Inspiring Future STEM Educators
UTeach students selected for UTeach Maker will have the opportunity to:
- participate in cutting edge Maker professional development,
- build community with other UTeach Makers via monthly cohort meetings,
- receive support for Maker projects in their classes or teaching placements,
- select from a suite of Maker activities to personalize their learning experience,
- Interact with leading Maker educators,
- work in specialized Maker internships,
- work with a personal mentor and develop a Maker Showcase to serve as a portfolio of their work, and
- gain a leg up in the job market.
As part of this micro-credentialing process, participants create a Maker Showcase. The Maker Showcase highlights student work in four areas:
- Establishing a Maker philosophy,
- Creating a Maker project,
- Engaging with the Maker community, and
- Participating in K-12 Maker education.
Once complete, students will submit their Maker Showcase for public review and feedback.
At the end of this process, students will earn a certificate or endorsement from the UTeach program outlining their work in Maker education. They will also have developed a website that shows their work to the larger community, schools, and administrators.
Expectations for UTeach Makers (including, but not limited to the following) Must be able to participate in program-related activities Willing and able to develop and present their own Maker project Must remain in good academic standing Willing to maintain timely communication with their Maker mentor Able to successfully complete all program requirements Willing to serve as a mentor to newer participants in UTeach Maker
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