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Mindset of the Maker Educator

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This presentation provides some background information on maker education, being a reflective practitioner, documenting learning, the roles of the maker educator, and resources.

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Mindset of the Maker Educator

  1. The Mindset of the Maker Educator
  2. @JackieGerstein http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/
  3. Agenda • Some Background • Educator and learners as reflective practitioners • Documenting learning • Questions for Reflection • Roles of the Educator as a Maker Educator • Resources
  4. http://www.thinglink.com/scene/575147870160683008
  5. https://www.thinglink.com/scene/530497733706907648
  6. https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/educator-as-model-learner/
  7. Making takes on many forms. As you watch the following video, think about the types of making you have done in your own life.
  8. •https://youtu.be/gGw-7teWmS4
  9. https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/a-natural-and-experiential-cycle-of-learning/
  10. The Educator as a Reflective Practitioner: To assist learners in becoming reflective, one has to start with herself.
  11. Think about a time when you made something to answer the following questions.
  12. Did I play and have fun?
  13. Was I resourceful in terms of finding information, resources, and materials?
  14. Did I accept failure as part of the process and use it to inform my learning?
  15. Did I approach learning as an open-ended process; open to new & all possibilities?
  16. Did I try to either make something better or create something new rather than just copy something that already exists?
  17. Did I ask other people for feedback and information; to collaborate?
  18. Did I share my work and findings with others?
  19. Did I learn something new?
  20. https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/reflecting-on-the-making-process/
  21. Honoring multiple means of reflection The maker educator has the mindset that documenting learning is important.
  22. Honoring multiple means of reflection As you watch the following video, think about the ways you would have these learners document their learning if they were your students.
  23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V65nbQ3uTmo
  24. Talk About It Talk About It
  25. Write about it. Write About it.
  26. Sketch it Sketch it.
  27. Take a photo or create a video about it Take a photo or create a video about it
  28. Tweet (or snapchat or Facebook) about it. Tweet (or snapchat or Facebook) about it.
  29. Being a maker educator often requires developing a new set of roles, attitudes, roles, and ways of being in the classroom environment.
  30. As you watch the following video, think about the roles the educator needs to take to create the conditions for being a maker educator.
  31. http://www.techinsider.io/makerspaces-diy-schools-2016-5
  32. http://www.thinglink.com/scene/529031635128025090
  33. Are you a lead learner? Do you model the processes of learning with your learners?
  34. Do you create a safe environment for your learners – where they feel safe enough to take risks?
  35. Do you give learners the time and resources to build personal relationships and PLNs – both face-to-face and online?
  36. Do you suggest and provide resources to help learners become independent with their projects?
  37. Do you help learners with assessing, developing, creating, revisiting, revising?
  38. Do you help learners learn about new technologies?
  39. Do you set up the conditions for learners to get feedback about their projects?
  40. Do you help to normalize ambiguous problem finding and solving; of failure as iterative?
  41. Are you a tour guide of learning possibilities? Do you show learners some possibilities and then get out of their way?
  42. Which of these roles do you want to focus on in your own teaching?
  43. https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2015/05/27/promises-to-my-learners-as-a-maker-educator/
  44. Resources
  45. https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/the-maker-educator-workshop/
  46. http://www.makereducation.com/
  47. http://www.amazon.com/Educator-as-Maker-ebook/dp/B00LYLQT0Y/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1405867667&sr=1-2
  48. https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/tag/maker-education/

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