Marisa Vickery is an educator, Drone Edu aficionado, STEM/STEAM advocate, was honored as the TCEA 2017 High Impact Teacher of the Year and has presented at SXSWedu, ISTE, Austin Mini-Maker Faire, World Maker Faire in New York, and TCEA conferences. Marisa was invited to the United States Patent and Trademark Office Teacher Institute of 2015, and was named the Texas Trailblazer of the Year in 2015 by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. She volunteers as a Champion Board Member for the Texas Girls Collaborative Project, and her current projects include DroneBlocks, CoDrone, and the Mast STEM Academy in China.
Marisa currently serves as the Facilitator of Learning & Innovation (FLI) at Walnut Springs Elementary School in Dripping Springs ISD and runs the Center for Learning & Innovation (CL&I). In the last 5 years she has transformed the traditional Campus Library into a collaborative Library, MakerSpace, Production Studio, and hundreds of learning tools, including 3D printers and robotics. Marisa has brought introductory coding to her campus through Code.org and DroneBlocks, along with the Design Thinking Process, and provides technology training at the campus and district levels to students and colleagues. She works as a part of her campus admin team, serves as a District Visionary Leader, is a member of her District’s Instructional Leader team, and supports all teachers on her campus through coaching, co-teaching and grant-writing.
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