On Sunday, November 10th, UTeach Maker partnered with St. Edwards's University to host this third weekend workshop of the Fall semester at the SEU. The workshop focused on using a variety of cardboard construction techniques.
On Tuesday, November 5th, UTeach Makers participated in our third cohort meeting where they learned how to use Flip Grid in a maker context. A special thank you to master teacher Kelli Allen and Maker Fellows Maisha Rumman and Krystal Evans for running this event.
Throughout November, UTeach Maker will host a variety of open events so that you can see what Maker is all about and ask questions of students who are currently in the program. Please see the attached PDF for more information about "Try Out Maker" month.
On Sunday, October 20th, UTeach Maker partnered with St. Edwards's University to host this second weekend workshop of the Fall semester at the Ann Richards Makerspace. Thanks to gracious funding from the Powell Foundation students from St. Edwards and UT Austin had the chance to build and create together. The workshop started with a Freebirds lunch and a time to catch up and explore the space.
On Tuesday, October 8th, UTeach Makers participated in our second cohort meeting of Fall 2019.The cohort meeting was lead by UTeach Maker Teaching Fellow, Kira Lowery, and current UTeach Maker, Phllips Adebayo. The two innovative educators demonstrated how to set up and use a classroom makerspace.
On Sunday, September 15th, UTeach Maker partnered with SEU to host this first weekend workshop of the Fall semester. Thanks to gracious funding from the Powell Foundation students from St. Edwards and UT Austin had the chance to build and create together. The workshop started with dinner and conversations, providing students from the different programs time to get to know each other. In addition, students participated in a community circle to share their backgrounds.
On Tuesday, September 3rd, UTeach Maker hosted this first cohort meeting of the Fall semester. It was great to see everybody back and hear their stories about what they had created over the summer. With over 30 makers and 6 mentors in attendance, Painter Hall was buzzing with excitement! The evening kicked-off with dinner and conversations, providing everybody with an opportunity to catch-up after the summer break.
On Monday, May 20th, UTeach Maker hosted a Make For All meet-up to kick-off their commitment to the Make For All initiative. There were over 40 participants representing over 20 universities from UTeach replication sites. The evening began with a showcase of making that has been taking place at UT-Austin and from members of the Austin maker community. Participants had a chance to see student projects from the Step 1 final maker project and create their own UTeach Make For All button.
Making’ brings ideas to life through the acts of designing, inventing, and building something personally meaningful. As an instructional approach, making can harness the processes of fabrication to promote specific learning outcomes. To support this innovative teaching practice, Noyce recipients at the University of Texas UTeach program (Award #1557155) can participate in UTeach Maker, a micro-credentialing program that helps preservice STEM teachers bring maker-centered instruction into learning environments.