Publications

News Featuring UTeach Maker

Craft, C. (2020, 10 February). Maker Spotlight: Dr. Shelly Rodriguez. Makezine. Retrieved from https://makezine.com/2020/02/10/maker-spotlight-dr-shelly-rodriguez/.

Corte, L. (2020, 5 February). St. Edward’s receives $1.2 million to train STEM teachers. The Austin American Statesman. Retrieved from https://www.statesman.com/news/20200205/st-edwardrsquos-receives-12-million-to-train-stem-teachers.

Han, N. (2019, 28 October). UTeach program emphasizes creative problem-solving in the classroom. The Daily Texan. Retrieved from https://thedailytexan.com/2019/10/28/uteach-program-emphasizes-creative-problem-solving-in-the-classroom.

Refereed Journal Articles

Rodriguez, S., Smith, S., & Harron, J. (accepted). Analyzing the Development of Science and Mathematics Teachers’ Maker-Centered Philosophy and Instructional Practices. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education - Science

Castle, H., Lowery, K., & Rodriguez, S. (2020). Making Sense of the Human Body. Science Scope. 43(7), 18-21.

Rodriguez, S. R., Fletcher, S., & Harron, J. R. (2019). Introducing ‘making’ to elementary and secondary preservice science teachers across two university settingsInnovations in Science Teacher Education 4(4).

Rodriguez, S., Morrison, A.W., & Benfield P. (2019). Pulley Islands: Third Graders Conquer a Tinkering Challenge. Science and Children. 58(8), 27-33. 

Lowery, K., Rodriguez, S., & Benfield P. (2019). Making as a Performance Task. Science Scope, 42(7), 78-86. Available at https://www.nsta.org/store/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/4/ss19_042_07_78

Rodriguez, S., Allen, K, Harron, J., & Qadri, A. (2019). Making and The 5E Learning Cycle. The Science Teacher, 86(5), 48-55. 

Rodriguez, S. R., Harron, J. R., & DeGraff, M. W. (2018). UTeach Maker: A micro-credentialing program for preservice teachersJournal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 34(1), 6-17.

Rodriguez, S., Harron, J., Fletcher, S., & Spock, H. (2018). Elements of making: A framework to support making in the science classroom. The Science Teacher, 85(2). 

Rodriguez, S., Harron, J., Benfield, P., & Reyes, M. (2018). Illuminating Food Webs: A maker jigsaw. Science Scope, 42(1), 57-64. 

Marshall, J. & Harron, J. R. (2018). Making learners: A framework for evaluating making in STEM educationInterdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning 12,(2). 

Book Chapters

Rodriguez, S. R., Harron, J. R, & Brooks, H. (accepted). UTeach Maker: Preparing future STEM educators for classroom-based making. In J. Goodall & S. Koç (Eds.), Preparing STEM Teachers: A Replication Model.

Reports

Rodriguez, S., Harron, J., Chang, S., & Spicer, J. (2019, March). Infosys Foundation USA - C3 Maker planning summit (Final Report). Austin, TX: UTeach Maker Consortium.

UTeach Maker Consortium. (2019, February). Incorporating maker-centered learning into preservice STEM teacher education: A model from UTeach Maker [White paper].

Conference Presentations

Rodriguez, S. R., Smith, S., & Harron, J. (2020, January). Analyzing the Development of Science and Mathematics Teachers’ Maker-centered Philosophy and Instructional Practices. Paper presented at The Association of Science Teacher Education Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Rodriguez, S.R. (2019, July). UTeach Maker: Promoting Interdisciplinary Innovation. Poster presented at The National Science Foundation Noyce Summit, Washington, D.C.

Rodriguez, S.R. & McClain, S. (2019, July). Supporting Noyce Scholars Through the use of Open Portfolios: A model from UTeach Maker. Presentation at The National Science Foundation Noyce Summit, Washington, D.C.

Hollingsworth, J., Krishnan, G., Liu, C, & Rodriguez, S. R. (2019, June). Empowering Youth to Be Locally Engaged Problem-Solvers. Panel discussion led by Maloney, K. at The Nation of Makers Conference, Chattanooga, TN.

Rodriguez, S. R. & Harron, J. R. (2019, May). The UTeach Maker Showcase: An open portfolio for documenting, sharing, and assessing.  Interactive presentation as part of the 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase. Available from https://stemforall2019.videohall.com/presentations/1406

Harron, J. R., Freed, N., Rodriguez, S. R., & DeGraff, M. (2019, May). Digital storytelling: A new CS kit for Step 1. Presentation at the annual convention of the UTeach Institute, Austin, TX.

Rodriguez, S. R., & Harron, J. R. (2019, May). Designing a maker-centered 5E lesson. Presentation at the annual convention of the UTeach Institute, Austin, TX.

Rodriguez, S. R., Cardenas, S., Brooks, H., & Harron, J. R. (2019, May). Using an open portfolio for micro-credentialing: The UTeach Maker Model. Presentation at the annual convention of the UTeach Institute, Austin, TX.

Rodriguez, S. R.,  Fletcher, S., & Nguyen, S. (2019, May). Maker-centered Learning 101. Presentation at the Maker Faire Austin Educational Summit, Austin, TX.

Rodriguez, S., Fletcher, S., & Harron, J. (2019, January). Introducing Making in Two Science Methods Courses. Session presented at The Association of Science Teacher Education Annual Conference, Savannah, GA.

Rodriguez, S., Harron, J., Brooks, H., & Cardenas, S. (2018, December). UTeach Maker: Impacts on student engagement and instructional practice. Presentation at the C3 Maker Summit, Austin, TX.

Rodriguez, S., Bora, A., & Albernaz, K. (2018, July). UTeach Maker: A micro-credentialing program for Noyce Scholars. Workshop at the 2018 Noyce Summit, Washington, DC.

Rodriguez, S., Siegel, L., Larson, G., Crawley. P., Bora, A., & Harron, J. (2018, May). Using making to promote inquiry in mathematics. Interactive presentation at the UTeach Institute Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

Rodriguez, S. R., Harron, J. R., & Marshall, J. (2018, May). UTeach Maker: A Robert Noyce Scholarship Initiative. Interactive presentation as part of the 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase. Available from http://stemforall2018.videohall.com/presentations/1173

Rodriguez, S. R. (2018, January). The UTeach Maker Showcase: A Micro-credentialing Framework. Session presented at The Association of Science Teacher Education Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Harron, J. (2017, August). UTeach Maker: Supporting making in STEM education.Presentation at the AISD Science + Mathematics X Conference, Austin, TX.

Rodriguez, S. R., Harron, J. R., & DeGraff, M. (2017, May). UTeach Maker - An Innovative Micro-credentialing Program. Presentation at the UTeach Institute Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

Rodriguez, S. R. & Harron, J. R. (2017, May). Making your way through Step 1: A Maker Final Project. Presentation at the UTeach Institute Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

Marshall, J.A., & Harron, J. (March, 2017) UTeach Maker Physics, American Association of Physics Teachers Texas Section/American Physical Society Joint Spring Meeting, San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas.

Marshall, J.A., & Harron, J. (February, 2017), The Maker Movement in a UTeach Physics Class, American Association of Physics Teachers Meeting, Atlanta, GA

Rodriguez, S. R. (2017, January). Developing a Maker Endorsement Program for Pre-Service Science Teachers. Session presented at The Association of Science Teacher Education Annual Conference, Reno, NV.

* All presentations and publications acknowledge the support of the NSF Noyce program