Tuesday, August 8th was our final remote summer meetup. We talked about maker strategies for starting the school year and participated in a sensory team-building activity to highlight how physical materials can help bring concepts to life. A great August event!
Tuesday, July 7th, was a second remote meetup of the summer. At this meeting, one of our graduates led a Joy Scavenger Hunt and one of the master teachers from the UTeach program walked our makers through a tutorial on how to make and create classroom activities with Nearpod.
Tuesday, June 2nd, was the first UTeach Maker remote summer meetup. At this meeting, we set a summer agenda, shared resources for teaching with a social justice lens, and engaged in at home origami activities presented by our own Jean Feeser.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.