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Makerspaces & Libraries: How to bring some STEAM into your program aasl

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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. Session will include practical tips and examples of activities and programs, as well as a chance to try Makerspace tools hands-on.

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Makerspaces & Libraries: How to bring some STEAM into your program aasl

  1. 1. @DianaLRendina * MAKERSPACES & How to bring some LIBRARIES: Diana Rendina, MLIS Media Specialist, Speaker, Writer RenovatedLearning.com STEAM into your program
  2. 2. @DianaLRendina * DIANA RENDINA • Media Specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School in Tampa, FL since 2010 • Blogger @ RenovatedLearning & AASL Knowledge Quest • Presenter at FAME, FETC, ISTE, AASL • Writer - book coming soon :) Photo by Mark Arbeit
  3. 3. @DianaLRendina * THE STEWART MAKERSPACE STORY Transforming our library
  4. 4. @DianaLRendina * In the beginning…
  5. 5. @DianaLRendina * The only STEM in our library
  6. 6. @DianaLRendina * The Maker Movement
  7. 7. @DianaLRendina * Make Magazine
  8. 8. @DianaLRendina * Maker research
  9. 9. @DianaLRendina * Sharing vision = supplies!
  10. 10. @DianaLRendina * The birth of our Makerspace
  11. 11. @DianaLRendina *
  12. 12. @DianaLRendina * CreaCvity in programs
  13. 13. @DianaLRendina * A place to explore STEM
  14. 14. @DianaLRendina * The corner before…
  15. 15. @DianaLRendina * TransformaCon
  16. 16. @DianaLRendina * The Stewart Makerspace
  17. 17. @DianaLRendina * A TOUR OF OUR SPACE And what’s in it
  18. 18. @DianaLRendina * Maker Room LEGO Wall Whiteboard wall LEGO/K’nex storageWhiteboard table InstrucVon/Flex space
  19. 19. @DianaLRendina * THE MAKER ROOM Storage for supplies, projects, etc
  20. 20. @DianaLRendina * THE EPIC LEGO WALL Making LEGOs into art
  21. 21. @DianaLRendina * THE WHITEBOARD WALL A collaborative, interactive space
  22. 22. @DianaLRendina * FLEX SPACE Whole class instruction, small groups, etc
  23. 23. @DianaLRendina * MAKERSPACE TECH TOOLS Sphero, MaKeyMaKey, littleBits, Cubelets
  24. 24. @DianaLRendina * CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS MakerEd + Standards can work
  25. 25. @DianaLRendina * COLLABORATION Coral reef lesson
  26. 26. @DianaLRendina * COLLABORATION Coral reef lesson
  27. 27. @DianaLRendina * DESIGN CHALLENGES Phone tripods
  28. 28. @DianaLRendina * DESIGN CHALLENGES Phone tripods
  29. 29. @DianaLRendina * DESIGN CHALLENGES Phone tripods
  30. 30. @DianaLRendina * PASSIVE PROGRAMS Design a Rocket
  31. 31. @DianaLRendina * SCHEDULING When do students use the space?
  32. 32. @DianaLRendina * FREE TIME USE Open for student use throughout the day on passes, during lunch
  33. 33. @DianaLRendina * DURING SCHOOL STEAM CLUB Maker stations throughout library
  34. 34. @DianaLRendina * STEWART MAKERS CLUB After school - In depth projects & collaboration
  35. 35. PRACTICAL TIPS Advice for starCng and running a Makerspace
  36. 36. @DianaLRendina * DO YOUR RESEARCH Learn everything you can about the Maker Movement
  37. 37. @DianaLRendina * SHARE YOUR VISION Get others excited about what you want to start
  38. 38. @DianaLRendina * STUDENT VOICE Form a group of students to help plan your Makerspace
  39. 39. @DianaLRendina * FIND YOUR FOCUS Start with one or two themes and gradually expand
  40. 40. @DianaLRendina * GATHER SUPPLIES Donations (PTSA, Business Partners, etc), Grants, Crowdsourcing
  41. 41. @DianaLRendina * FIND YOUR SPACE Makerspaces can be anywhere
  42. 42. @DianaLRendina * MINI-MAKERSPACE http://tinyurl.com/oyy8he5
  43. 43. @DianaLRendina * MOBILE MAKERSPACE Cynthia Alaniz http://tinyurl.com/ owcjh4q
  44. 44. @DianaLRendina * OPEN SPACE Laura Fleming, New Milford High School
  45. 45. @DianaLRendina * STORAGE ROOM Shawna Ford, Curtis Elementary Library
  46. 46. @DianaLRendina * EMBRACE THE MESS Yes, it will get messy, and that’s okay
  47. 47. @DianaLRendina * Poster from venspired.com BUILD A MAKER CULTURE Infuse Creativity into Everything
  48. 48. @DianaLRendina * BUILD A MAKER CULTURE Display student works
  49. 49. @DianaLRendina * PROJECT STORAGE Let students keep working on a project
  50. 50. @DianaLRendina * SECURITY VS. ACCESSIBILITY Find a balance
  51. 51. @DianaLRendina * INVITE COMMUNITY IN PTSA, local Makerspaces, business partners
  52. 52. @DianaLRendina * SHARE WITH THE WORLD Instagram, Vine, YouTube, Flickr, blogging, etc
  53. 53. VISIT LOCAL MAKERSPACES
  54. 54. There is no such thing as a ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL MAKERSPACE
  55. 55. @DianaLRendina *
  56. 56. @DianaLRendina * Resources:

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