Maker Faire Austin Regional Maker Education Summit

With the leadership and organizing support of the Austin MakerED Meetup group and Uteach Austin We are excited to hold the inaugural Maker Faire Austin Regional Maker Education Summit!

Read about the summit and then sign up below!

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The event brings together leaders in educational innovation and a diverse cross section of Central Texas students to share expertise, resources, and experiences with leveraging the powerful ideas and tools of the Maker Movement in K-16 education.

For educators and attendees the summit will feature panel discussions, hands-on workshops, demonstrations, roundtable discussions, and opportunities to network and connect with industry experts. Students and school groups will have a prominent space on the main floor to showcase their projects, lead demonstrations, and share their own experiences with Maker Educators. Educators can also receive PD credit for attending the AM breakout session.

In recent years, schools and universities across the U.S. have embraced this innovative spirit and are integrating Making as an approach to teaching and learning. As Sean Duffy, founder of Edtech Austin observes, “Creation is a fundamental of learning and there’s no better place for young people to learn, grow, create and innovate than in classrooms that adopt the maker education approach.”  This year’s Maker Education Summit is the perfect place for Texas students and teachers to learn, share, and collaborate.

Cost: $7.50 for education professionals and college students $42 for the public (includes Breakfast, summit participation Saturday, Tickets to the Think by Making Party, and Sunday entry to the faire.)

Ticketing: Sign up now. You will receive an email the week before the faire with information about how to obtain your ticket.

Schedule: (Subject to change, you will be updated once you sign up)

Friday: 6pm to 9pm

  • Help setup at the student workshop and exhibit area: Palmer Events Center
  • Meetup and cocktails: TBD

Saturday: 8am to 5pm

  • 8am: Breakfast: Palmer Events Center Upstairs Meeting Rooms
  • 9am to 11pm: Opening remarks and Breakout sessions (Qualifies for PD credit)
  • 11pm to 12pm: Lunch: TBD
  • 12pm to 5pm: Student presentations and workshops: Palmer Events Center Hall 1

Saturday: 8pm to 11pm

  • Think by Making Party: More information here.

Sunday: 10am to 6pm

  • Open entry to the faire.
  • Hand out red Maker Educational project ribbons.

Schedule Link: This will take you to a spreadsheet with more information. It will be updated often so check back to the link as the event gets closer.

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