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 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.
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 Sunday, December 8th, UTeach Maker partnered with St. Edwards's University to host the final weekend workshop of the Fall semester at the UT Austin. Thanks to gracious funding from the Powell Foundation, future teachers from St. Edwards and UT Austin had another opportunity to build and create together.
On Tuesday, December 3rd, UTeach Makers participated in our final cohort meeting of Fall 2019. It was great to get everyone together to celebrate the accomplishments of Phillips, Niaz, and Derek as well as to welcome a new batch of future teachers who will be joining UTeach Maker this spring.
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 in the classroom.
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.