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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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
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