Maker Education

Maker Education

3. Maker Education: The purpose of this section is to showcase the connections between Making as a personal endeavor and the broader arena of Maker education, specifically as it applies to secondary classrooms. This section should include a discussion of educational issues such as issues of access and equity (including under-representation in STEM fields and other barriers), strategies for integrating Making with curriculum, the use of rubrics to support student Makers, and insights into classroom management strategies for Maker environments.

To meet the expectations for this section, candidates are expected to:
Endorsement Expectations
  • Provide documentation of their experiences with K-12 students involved in Making. These experiences may occur inside formal classrooms, at internship sites, or other sites that host weekend, after school, or summer programs for students.
  • Provide evidence of creating and implementing a Maker lesson with students. Including, but not limited to, a completed Maker Lesson Summary. Include a reflection on the process and suggestions for revision.
  • Highlight the use of multiple technologies with K-12 students, both low and high tech, such as: hand & power tools, programming, open-source tools, electronics, soldering, crafts, digital fabrication, and tinkering.
  • Provide a list of Maker resources that will be useful to them as classroom teachers.
  • Craft and publish personalized reflections attending to the educational experiences mentioned above. This should include a discussion on issues of equity, diversity, and access as it relates to K-12 Maker education setting you are in. Explicitly connect these ideas to your Maker philosophy and UTeach experience.

Maker Education Resources:

Agency By Design
Invent to Learn
Meaningful Making
Project Zero
CLMOOC Make Bank Tons of cool makes that can be turned into lessons here.
Open Portfolio Journey Map from Maker Ed Learn more about open portfolios to support your maker lessons.

MakerEd Alignment:

Documenting and Reflecting on Making - earn a micro-credential from MakerEd to add to your Maker Showcase and show employers


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.