Mentors assist, support, and encourage Makers as they learn new skills for making things. Responsibilities of a Mentor include providing general assistance to Makers, offering encouragement, offering guidance, engaging in learning and exploration and keeping the mobile Makerspace in good working condition.
Maker training will be held at NTC’s STEM Center in Wausau, WI. Maker training will consist of learning about Computational Thinking strategies as well as using microcontrollers, programming skills and using the variety of Maker tools that will be provided. Learning will take place in teams. Through this experience of building, Makers will learn Computational Thinking strategies as applied to design and construction techniques.
After completing the training as a Maker+Mentor you will be expected to be available for scheduled events at your school, local library, community organization or event for the duration of the project. At the end of this commitment, you will be eligible to continue as a maker+mentor and would be encouraged to mentor prospective Maker+Mentors within your local area.