UTeach Maker is a program for pre-service teachers interested in learning more about Maker Education. In this program, UTeach students have the opportunity to select from a suite of activities to create their own Maker experience. The menu of activities includes Maker professional development, internships in Maker education, participation in national and local Maker events, and connection with a mentor active in Maker Education. The program captures and explores the Maker Movement in terms of tools, resources, community, agency, and the promotion of constructivist instruction.
Steps to Participating in the UTeach Maker Program
Figure 1. The UTeach Maker Micro-credentialing Pathway.
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Each UTeach Maker creates a Maker Showcase or portfolio of their experiences via a website as a way to highlight their Maker accomplishments. UTeach provides support for experiences through monthly cohort meetings, personal mentors, internships, and special Maker events. Some experiences are completed independently. The program director and Maker mentors help candidates meet their making goals.
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.