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Upcycling in the media center

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Effective library media programs should provide an inviting, accessible and stimulating environments. This can be a challenge on a limited budget with little or no physical resources to begin. Or are we looking at what we have in the most creative ways? Upcycling is the process of re-purposing items into more interesting or creative uses. This session will give an overview of space planning, designing, and creating with less. Numerous examples provided to add excitement.

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Upcycling in the media center

  1. 1. Upcycling in the Media Center: Making It Work with Less By Vandy Pacetti-Donelson Library Media Specialist
  2. 2. • Library Media Specialist at Poinciana High School in Kissimmee, FL • Blogger—YALSA Blog & eliterateandlevelingup.com • Presenter • Library Advocate @vandypd
  3. 3. Session Code: E161AB
  4. 4. The Dream Library Public School 106 in Brooklyn
  5. 5. The Reality in many schools today
  6. 6. My Reality
  7. 7. Small Group Areas Sparta Township Middle School
  8. 8. Social/Reading Areas
  9. 9. Stewart Middle Magnet School Spaces for creativity and play.
  10. 10. Game Area
  11. 11. But everything is so white!
  12. 12. Paint the walls.
  13. 13. Adding the murals.
  14. 14. Don’t settle for excuses.
  15. 15. I don’t know how to draw. Project image of mural on wall. Trace and then paint.
  16. 16. But what about the brown furniture?
  17. 17. Paint It. Mill Creek Elementary
  18. 18. But what if we can’t paint? Cover it with bulletin board paper and drawings. Have students or the art teacher create the art.
  19. 19. Spread some Elmer’s glue on the surface, allow a moment to cure, and then press fabric to surface.
  20. 20. Dia de los Muertos
  21. 21. What is in your backroom?
  22. 22. Cover all the ugly brown furniture
  23. 23. End of Year Two.
  24. 24. Less Commitment, More Seasonal
  25. 25. Thacker Avenue Elementary School.
  26. 26. Cluttered back rooms----Upcycle
  27. 27. Magazine boxes
  28. 28. Book Display
  29. 29. Student made book display
  30. 30. Old Curriculum Sample Boxes.
  31. 31. Colorful Display
  32. 32. Old VHS Tape Boxes.
  33. 33. Shelf Markers
  34. 34. Replace this shelf marker
  35. 35. Ebook Effigy
  36. 36. Book Effigies Keep Book Displays Flush
  37. 37. For Center Storage Puzzle Box Art or activity supplies Maketaketeach.com
  38. 38. Game boxes
  39. 39. Scholarship Information Display
  40. 40. Reuse Science boards
  41. 41. In Shelf display
  42. 42. Voting Booth
  43. 43. Sporting Equipment?
  44. 44. Pringles Cans
  45. 45. Boymamateachermama.com
  46. 46. For storage, collection, and art tool.
  47. 47. Bottle Caps Next on our horizons!
  48. 48. How-to-recycle.blogspot.com Creightoncreation.wordpress.com Future upcycling projects
  49. 49. THANK YOU Vandy Pacetti-Donelson @vandypd www.eliterateandlevelingup.com

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