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May 2020 - Maker Showcase Presentations

May 5, 2020

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Tuesday, May 5th, marked our first-ever virtual Showcase presentation. We used Zoom to connect participants and stakeholders throughout the state. Though separated by the corona virus-pandemic, our virtual community remained strong.

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April 2020- Making for Health & Well Being - Virtual

April 20, 2020

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On Saturday, April 18th, UTeach Maker used ZOOM to host our first-ever virtual weekend workshop. Makers and mentors spent time working together to use making as an outlet for de-stressing and focusing on self-care and health.

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April 2020 - Virtual Cohort Meeting

April 7, 2020

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Tuesday, April 7th, marked our first-ever virtual cohort meeting. We used Zoom to connect participants in different parts of the city and state. Though we were physically separated, we had over 30 makers attend online showing that we are united and in need of creative outlets more than ever.

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March 2020 - co.lab Educators Meet-up

March 10, 2020

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On Tuesday, March 10th, UTeach Maker visited co.lab Community Makers for our March monthly cohort meeting. Originally planned as part of a SXSWEdu meet-up, this monthly cohort meeting focused on authentic collaboration with a local makerspace that seeks to provide safe, inclusive, and free access to the tools and knowledge of making to everybody in an environment where they can thrive as creatives.

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February 2020 - UT Bridge Makers

Feb. 9, 2020

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On Tuesday, February 4th, UTeach Makers paired up with students from UT's College of Fine Arts (COFA) for our first cohort meeting of Spring 2020. The focus of the event was UT Bridge Makers, a joint student-driven CNS and COFA initiative that aims to demonstrate the value of collaborative making as multidisciplinary teams design and build an interactive exhibit to be unveiled at Explore UT in March of 2020.

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February 2020- pi-top Workshop

Feb. 9, 2020

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On Saturday, February 7th, UTeach Maker partnered with pi-top to host the first weekend workshop of the Spring semester at the UT Austin. Future teachers from UT Austin and St. Edwards University, as well as current teachers from the local area, had an opportunity to try out their coding skills. 

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October 2019- Designing a Makerspace Classroom

Oct. 14, 2019

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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.

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UTeach Maker - STEM FOR ALL Video Showcase

May 13, 2019

05-13-2019 Picture 1Making’ 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.

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December 2017 - Fall 2017 Maker Showcase

Dec. 5, 2017

12-05-2017 Picture 1It was standing room only on December 5th as we celebrated our Fall 2017 Maker Showcase. Our UTeach Makers, mentors, friends, and family were in attendance to listen to our seven new UTeach Maker Fellows share their growth as makers. Split into three rooms, our UTeach Makers presented how they developed their showcase website in terms of what they have learned about maker education, their philosophy behind making, how they have been involved in the maker community, and what they had created as a maker project.

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November 2017 - Helium Balloon Airship Design Challenge

Nov. 7, 2017

11-07-2017 Picture 1On Tuesday November 7th, UTeach Maker mentor Oren Connell and UTeach Maker Susan McClain hosted our monthly cohort meeting at the Ann Richards MS makerspace. Keeping with the tradition of design challenges, this year they challenged students to tinker and make an airship that they could control and fly between the workbenches in the space.