UTeach Maker: An innovative STEM micro-credential
Recently, there has been increased interest in fusing making with PK-12 education. As schools continue to add makerspaces, there is a need to support teachers in effectively utilizing these facilities. This panel will discuss UTeach Maker, a micro-credentialing program that supports preservice teachers in bringing making into STEM classrooms and makerspaces. We will discuss the successes as well as the challenges encountered during the first two-years of the program.
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- The audience will be able explain how micro-credentialing can be used to prepare teachers for making in STEM classroom and makerspaces.
- The audience will deconstruct the elements of the Maker Showcase and the review process of the UTeach Maker portfolio.
- The audience will evaluate the importance of developing a maker philosophy, connecting to the maker community, and learning tool-specific skills.
- Jason Harron, Doctoral Student, UTeach Austin
- Shelly Rodriguez, Associate Clinical Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
- Michael Degraff, Teacher Support Specialist, UTeach CS
- Ayesha Qadri, Student, The University of Texas at Austin
Jason Harron, Doctoral Student, The University of Texas at Austin
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