|4. Maker Community: The purpose of this section is to illustrate that Making is an activity that occurs within complex communities. Making involves links to a wide array of people that bring diverse expertise and perspectives. These community networks support the connection to Making to a larger social context and provide productive pathways for learning
To meet the expectations for this section, candidates are expected to:
Austin MakerEd Meetup
Maker Faire - Inspiration from Makers from the original Faire in the Bay area and all over the world. You’ll be blown away by what humans are creating.
Maker Faire: Austin - Austin is also home to a Maker Faire. Typically held in early May be sure you attend. You’ll see first hand so many projects and meet a great community of Makers eager to share their stories and encourage you along your own Maker path.
Austin Tinkering School - Looking for an amazing example of what kids can do when given freedom, stop by Austin Tinkering School. A wide range of ages are encouraged to invent, be messy, explore, fail, and grow in a safe and fun setting. You’ll be blown away with what such young people can create when adults get out of the way!
SX Create - Part of SXSW’s annual festival, Create is a free, and open to the public, showcase for Makers and companies that work in Maker focused arenas. It’s a great place to get exposure to the Maker community.
Thinkery – Austin's hands-on, science-based children's museum.
TechShop Austin - A tool nerd's dream shop. TechShops are top of the line Makerspaces that anyone can join and realize their making dreams. If you need a tool, (or need to learn how to use one) from sewing machines to CNC waterjet cutters, this is the place to visit. Your monthly membership fee gives you access and they charge a bit to learn to use the tools.
UTeach Maker Certificate and UTeach Maker Endorsements are micro-credentials of the UTeach Program at The University of Texas at Austin only. They are not affiliated with the Texas Education Agency or Maker Media Inc.