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Lauren Marold - Maker Mindsets

I have worked as a K-8 Educational Technologist for over ten years in independent schools in Dallas, TX. I have a background in arts and humanities which I draw inspiration from when I help schools build communities that support a maker mindset through integrated technology learning experiences. I am a member of the 2017-2018 Association for Technology in Independent Schools (ATLIS) Early Career and Aspiring Technology Directors Institute (ECATD). I am currently working as the Preschool/Lower School Technology Coordinator at Greenhill School, Texas.

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas State University, a Master of Liberal Studies from Southern Methodist University and recently completed a Master of Educational Technology Leadership through George Washington University.

I am passionate about how technology can reinvent the learning environment. I believe deeply in the maker movement and I have seen the benefits of hands-on STEAM education in K12. I feel that all children are makers innately, and there is no better way to connect concrete learning concepts than through the process of building and designing authentic solutions to real world problems. I have worked in iPad and BYOD environments my entire career.

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Consultant Contact

As a Lausanne Learning Consultant, Lauren exemplifies the LL Five Consulting Characteristics:

  1. Student-Centered Character: LL Consultants always keep each student at the center of the conversation in imagining what “could be” from “what is”
  2. Sustaining Character: LL Consultants are focused on working with the school to implement practices that can be sustained over the long term to support the school’s mission
  3. Imaginative Character: LL Consultants are expert and thus can imagine different answers as you interrogate the key question or questions that you are being asked
  4. Independent Character: LL Consultants ensure that their clients become independent of them over time, not co-dependent
  5. Fearless Character: LL Consultants won’t tell their clients what they want to hear but what, in their professional opinion, should be said

Research Outcomes

The 2017 K12 Horizon Report

Supporting post from The Tech Edvocate on 2017 Horizon Report

ISTE Journal of Research on Technology in Education

Resources

Stanford d.School K12 Lab

SMU Maker Education Project

International Society for Technology in Education

Texas Computer Educators Association

The Association of Technology Educators in Independent Schools

Conference Presentations

Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools Conference: The Making of a Maker Space using the Stanford d.school design process Sugarland, TX, November 2015

Texas Computer Educators Association Conference (TCEA): The Making of a Maker Space using the Stanford d.school design processAustin, TX, February 2016

Southern Methodist University: The Making of a Maker Space using the Stanford d.school design process Dallas, TX, June 2016

Lausanne Learning Institute Memphis: The Making of a Maker Space using the Stanford d.school design process Memphis, TN, July 2016

Texas Computer Educators Association (TCEA): “Takerspaces:” How to create a Makerspace in your classroom Austin, TX, February 2017

Lausanne Learning Institute Southwest: Design Thnking in Action in The Elementary Classroom Arlington, TX, February 2017

Association for Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS): Design Thinking in Action in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom Los Angeles, CA, April 2017

Lausanne Learning Institute Southwest: Mindfulness and Making: Building Empathy through the Design Process, Arlington, TX, February 2018

Lauren Marold

Coordinator, LS Computer Science and Engineering

Greenhill School

4141 Spring Valley Road

Addison, TX 75001

tel. 972-628-5541

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