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Educator Maker in Residence

Updated: May 10


Collaborate. Build skills. Share tools. Inspire a Maker Mindset.






RESIDENCY BENEFITS

  • $2500 Stipend

  • Professional Development hours

  • Training in the Maker Mindset approach

  • Membership to the Madjax Design Lab

  • Access to a lending library of equipment, technology, and tools

  • Collaboration and flexibility to help you explore new professional interests and practices

  • Connection to local industries to bring greater relevancy and real-life project-based learning into your classroom

  • Opportunity to mentor a student apprentice over the summer

  • Flexible timelines and dates to fit your schedule


RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • Spring training and planning sessions

  • Collaborative planning with students, community and workforce representatives

  • 3 community-based projects (summer, fall, and spring) and 1 classroom-based project in a maker-focused topic based on your professional interests

  • Quarterly team meetings


MAKER FORCE GOALS

Increase Future of Work skills using a maker mindset approach.


The Future of Work will require a maker mindset- an approach to learning, thinking, and working that equips us for success in a dynamic, complex, and technologically evolving world.

Maker-centered learning amplifies and connects the technical and human skills needed to create, collaborate and improve the world around you. No matter what your occupation or job function is, the work of the future will require the skills that shift you from being a “consumer” to being a “producer”.


Our maker mindset approach is developed from interdisciplinary research and best practices including strengths-based leadership, human-centered design, appreciative inquiry, growth mindset, project based learning, and more.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What is the goal of the Educator Maker in Residence program?

Our goal is to help increase access to maker-focused learning. We want this residency to be a learning playground where teachers get access to new techniques, new tools and new relationships that can improve their own experience in the classroom as well as the learning of their students. The teachers who helped us develop this pilot program found a tremendous benefit in the collaboration of a “learning community” incorporating perspectives of other educators, students and workforce partners.


We want to help bridge the needs of the current and future workforce through person-centered initiatives that build learning pipelines to help students and adults learn and work like “makers”. Our maker mindset approach is developed from interdisciplinary research and best practices including strengths-based leadership, human centered design, appreciative inquiry, growth mindset, project based learning, and more.

How much time should I expect to commit to this residency?

Do I need to have a project ready?

What are the “community-based projects” that we will be leading?

What is the Madjax Design Lab?

What is the history of the Educator Maker in Residence program?


MORE INFO

For more information or if you have any questions, contact Kyra Zylstra at kyra@sustainablemuncie.org


UPDATE: We have chosen our first round of Educators for the 2022–2023 academic year! Subscribe to our email newsletter using the form below to be notified when applications open for the following year.






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