Session Title:  Maker Education: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Your Name: Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

Work Title:  Online Faculty of Masters-Level Education and Education Technology Courses

School or Organization Name:  Boise State, Walden, and Western Governors’ Universities

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Santa Fe, NM, USA

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Anyone interested in Maker Educator

Short Session Description:  

This session provides a short overview of Maker Education through addressing the following:

  • Maker Education as connected to MAKE, DIY, STEM, STEAM
  • The Mindset of an Educator as a Maker Educator
  • From Puppets to Robots: An Maker Education Example Curriculum
  • Characteristics: Maker Education as an Inclusive, Engaging, Self-Differentiating Instructional Strategy

Full Session Description:

Maker education is gaining credibility and traction in formal (public schools, home schools) and informal (after school programs, library, museums) due to the convergence of several factors:

  • Do It Yourself Movement

  • Open and Free Resources via the Internet

  • A Culture of Sharing, Crowdsourcing, and Participatory Involvement

  • Affordable Electronics & Technologies such as 3-D Printers, Arduinos, LittleBits

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