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UKanMake: Maker Education Microcertification

UKanMake provides training and support for pre-service teachers to become certified in maker education. “Making” is when we apply our skills and creativity to solve problems with a personal connection. UKanMake is a microcertification program that emphasizes community engagement, integration of STEAM education, and equity of opportunity and access for all people interested in making.


UKanMake is part of a national effort to bring maker education to students. Make for All is bringing together over 149 communities across the US to reach students with opportunities to make. UTeach Maker has been effectively training students in maker education at the University of Texas, and now we're bringing maker education to Kansas. Check out student portfolios from UTeach Maker here!



Maker Integrated in STEM Education

Students who earn a UKanMake microcredential will create a portfolio to demonstrate their experience in three domains of making.

1. Making in the Community

Students will participate in the community as makers in collaboration with makerspaces and maker-relevant businesses.

2. Making in the Classroom

Students will participate in school maker programs to support and learn from current teachers working with their students.

3. Making in STEM Instruction

Students will learn how making fits into their training as STEM educators through embedded learning throughout their UKanTeach teaching certification.

 

Learn more about UKanMake with our informational flier here.

UKanMake is unable to accept applicants at this time.


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