Session Title:  The Mindset of the Maker Educator

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:  Being a maker educator often requires developing a new mindset; a new set of skills and roles.

Full Session Description:

This session will provide an overview of maker education and then discuss the roles of a maker educator which include:

  • Lead Learner

  • Safe Environment Manager

  • Process Facilitator - facilitates creating, producing, revising, revisiting, assessing

  • Resource Suggester and Provider - how to find resources, Feedback mechanism builder

  • Relationship Enabler and Builder - mentors, personal learning network

  • Technology Tutor

  • Feedback Facilitator

  • Normalizer of Ambiguous Problem Finding and Solving; Failure as Iterative

  • Tour Guide of Learning Possibilities

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