Mariah Noelle Villarreal

Portfolio

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Projects

Libre Learn Lab, Executive Producer

https://www.librelearnlab.org

October 8th-9th, 2016 at the Sloan School of Management at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Libre Learn Lab is a two-day summit  for people who create, use and implement freely licensed resources for K-12 education, bringing together educators, policy experts, software developers, hardware hackers, and activists to share best practices and address the challenges of widespread adoption of these resources in education.

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, Program Team Lead & Technology Director

01/04/2016 – Present

Coordinating and managing program design, delivery and evaluation consistent with the objectives of the Boys & Girls Club of Boston Technology Program and The Clubhouse Network in partnership with MIT Media Lab Lifelong Kindergarten group and the Museum of Science. As the Technology Program Lead for five Boston Boys & Girls Clubs, coordinating ongoing professional development for Technology Directors by leading meetings and workshops to share new tools and ways to use them in their spaces. Play a lead in hiring for The Clubhouse assistants and Jr. Staff. Facilitate the learning of teen youth to new media and technology beyond the Clubhouse via corporate partnerships, community collaborations and member-driven initiatives for creative expression and STEM applications.

Sugar Labs Google Code-In, Outreach Mentor

11/01/2014 – Present Google Code-In Website

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 Bots in the Rox, Community Organizer

10/06/2014 – Present, www.botsintherox.org

“At Bots in the Rox, we value 21st century learning inside and outside of the classroom for our young people. We believe that skills in science and technology are pathways to higher education and careers. That’s why we want to support students, educators, mentors and community leaders to bring robotics into their organizations.”

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  Eastside Promise Neighborhood Robotics: Coordinator & Community Organizer

Completed 08/31/2014

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Talks/Panels/Workshops

Adopting Open Education in San Antonio:

Presented at Geekdom in San Antonio, TX on 03/10/2014 Video Link

“We’ll give a brief introduction to the world of Open Education. Joining us will be Chancellor Bruce Leslie who will speak about the new initiative to use open textbooks within the Alamo Community Colleges.”

 

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Don’t be Bored, Make Something:

Panelist on White House “We the Geeks” Live Google Hangout on11/08/2013 Video Link

“Join us and leading tinkerers, educators, and innovators on Friday, November 15that 1:00 pm ET for a “We the Geeks” Google+ Hangout, called “Don’t Be Bored, Make Something”.

The Hangout will be moderated by Kumar Garg, Assistant Director for Learning and Innovation, and JJ Raynor, Policy Advisor at the National Economic Council, and will feature a panel of these leading experts….”

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Designing with Empathy: Explore Perspectives with MaKey MaKey:

Workshop facilitator in FabLearn conference at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA on 10/27/2013

“This workshop is intended to better familiarize educators with developing empathy in design thinking through MaKey MaKey based projects. The workshop will begin with a brief justification for incorporating empathy into design based learning projects. Educators will then engage in a hands-­on, empathy-­oriented design project that will significantly illustrate the importance of empathy in design and that can
 be easily and effectively recreated with students at many levels.”

 

Writings

Free Education Software in Respect to Plan Ceibal

Independent research in Uruguay, 04/2012-06/2012

This was a field research in Uruguay aimed at exploring the relationships between officials of the Uruguayan government’s initiative Plan Ceibal, international software developers and local teachers with regards to the free educational software, Sugar, installed on the XO laptops sold by One Laptop per Child.

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