Makerspaces & Libraries: How to Bring Some STEAM Into Your Program (Updated Workshop Version)

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Updated workshop version of my Makerspaces & Libraries presentation
Makerspaces and the Maker Education movement are quickly taking hold of the library world. In this session, you can learn what the Maker Movement is and find some ways to get started bringing Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics into your library program. This presentation includes practical tips and examples of activities and programs, as well as a chance to explore Makerspace design challenges hands on.

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Makerspaces & Libraries: How to Bring Some STEAM Into Your Program (Updated Workshop Version)

  1. 1. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com MAKERSPACES & How to bring some LIBRARIES: Diana Rendina, MLIS Media Specialist, Speaker, Writer RenovatedLearning.com STEAM into your program
  2. 2. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com DIANA RENDINA, MLIS • Media Specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School in Tampa, FL since 2010 • Blogger @ RenovatedLearning & AASL Knowledge Quest • 2016 ISTE Outstanding Young Educator Award • 2015 SLJ Build Something Bold Award • Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace - May 2017 • Reimagining Library Spaces - Fall 2017 Portrait by Kimberly Yau
  3. 3. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com THE STEWART MAKERSPACE STORY Transforming our library
  4. 4. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com In the beginning…
  5. 5. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com The only STEM in our library
  6. 6. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com The Maker Movement
  7. 7. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com Maker research
  8. 8. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com Sharing vision = supplies!
  9. 9. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com The birth of our Makerspace
  10. 10. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com
  11. 11. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com CreaBvity in programs
  12. 12. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com A place to explore STEM
  13. 13. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com The corner before…
  14. 14. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com TransformaBon
  15. 15. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com The Stewart Makerspace
  16. 16. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com A TOUR OF THE STEWART MAKERSPACE And what’s in it
  17. 17. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com Maker Room LEGO Wall Whiteboard wall LEGO/K’nex storageWhiteboard table InstrucYon/Flex space
  18. 18. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com THE MAKER ROOM Storage for supplies, projects, etc
  19. 19. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com THE EPIC LEGO WALL Making LEGOs into art
  20. 20. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com THE WHITEBOARD WALL A collaborative, interactive space
  21. 21. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com FLEX SPACE Whole class instruction, small groups, etc
  22. 22. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com MAKERSPACE TECH TOOLS Sphero, MaKeyMaKey, littleBits, Cubelets
  23. 23. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com SETTING UP YOUR MAKERSPACE
  24. 24. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com FIND YOUR SPACE Makerspaces can be anywhere
  25. 25. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com MOBILE MAKERSPACE Cynthia Alaniz http://tinyurl.com/owcjh4q
  26. 26. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com OPEN SPACE Laura Fleming New Milford High School
  27. 27. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com STORAGE ROOM Shawna Ford Curtis Elementary Library
  28. 28. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com What’s one idea you’ve seen so far that’s stuck out for you? How could you do something like that in your space?
  29. 29. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com ORGANIZATION Where do I put all this stuff?
  30. 30. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com LABEL ALL THE THINGS!!! Labels are your friends
  31. 31. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com LABEL ALL THE THINGS!!! Labels are your friends
  32. 32. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com COLOR CODE Organization is your friend
  33. 33. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com WORK WITH WHAT YOU’VE GOT Storage solutions may be right in front of you
  34. 34. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com PROJECT STORAGE Let kids save their works-in-progress
  35. 35. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com SECURITY VS. ACCESSIBILITY Find a balance
  36. 36. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com AWESOME MAKERSPACES
  37. 37. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART
  38. 38. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART
  39. 39. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART
  40. 40. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com MARYMOUNT FAB LAB
  41. 41. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com MARYMOUNT FAB LAB
  42. 42. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com MARYMOUNT FAB LAB
  43. 43. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com SHORECREST PREP
  44. 44. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com SHORECREST PREP LEGO WALL!!!
  45. 45. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com SHORECREST PREP
  46. 46. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com SCHEDULING When will your students use the space?
  47. 47. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com FREE TIME USE Open for student use throughout the day on passes, during lunch
  48. 48. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com DURING SCHOOL CLUBS Lunches, Study hall time, etc
  49. 49. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS In depth projects & collaboration
  50. 50. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com DESIGN CHALLENGES
  51. 51. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com “It seems contradictory, but when it comes to creaBve work, limitaBons mean freedom” ~ AusBn Kleon, Steal Like an ArBst
  52. 52. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com RUBBER BAND LAUNCHER CHALLENGE Make something that flings something
  53. 53. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com CATAPULT CHALLENGE
  54. 54. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com CARDBOARD CHALLENGE
  55. 55. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com CARDBOARD CHALLENGE
  56. 56. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com BEST PRACTICES FOR CHALLENGES • Don’t make it a compeBBon • Provide a focus, but not too many limitaBons • Leave room for creaBvity • Build in a sharing component
  57. 57. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com CREATING A DESIGN PROMPT • What is the goal? • Who do students work with? • What are the materials? • How much Bme do they have? • How will they share it? • Other creaBve constraints?
  58. 58. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com DESIGN CHALLENGE TIME!! • Using the supplies at your tables, work together to build a tripod to hold a phone/tablet • Have one person from group record your design process • Be prepared to pitch your idea!!!
  59. 59. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com DESIGN CHALLENGES Phone tripods
  60. 60. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com DESIGN CHALLENGES Phone tripods
  61. 61. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com DESIGN CHALLENGES Phone tripods
  62. 62. BRAIN BREAK TIME
  63. 63. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com BUILDING A MAKER CULTURE
  64. 64. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com WHITEBOARDS! Use Whiteboard paint to create a whiteboard wall
  65. 65. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com WHITEBOARDS! Whiteboard tables for the win!
  66. 66. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com Poster from venspired.com CREATIVE DECOR Design a creative environment
  67. 67. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com PROJECT DISPLAY Display student works
  68. 68. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com What are you already doing to build a maker culture in your school? What can you add?
  69. 69. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com CONNECT WITH OTHER SCHOOLS
  70. 70. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com SKYPE & GOOGLE HANGOUT
  71. 71. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com SKYPE & GOOGLE HANGOUT
  72. 72. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com JOINT DESIGN CHALLENGES
  73. 73. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com INVOLVE YOUR COMMUNITY
  74. 74. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com CROWDFUNDING Your community wants to support you
  75. 75. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com MAKER FAIR Invite your community in
  76. 76. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com MAKER FAIR Invite your community in
  77. 77. What is one idea that you can TAKE BACK & DO MONDAY?
  78. 78. There is no such thing as a ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL MAKERSPACE
  79. 79. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com
  80. 80. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.comResources: DianaRendinaPresents.wikispaces.com Presentation resources
  81. 81. @DianaLRendina * RenovatedLearning.com BRAINSTORMING TIME! • 2 min - Using sAcky notes, silently brainstorm on your group’s topic • 5-10 min - Discuss as a group what your takeaways are on your topic • 10 min - each group shares Maker fair for students & teachers Building student voice in Building a Maker Culture Design Challenge Ideas Ideas for Organization/Location

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