Date(s) - 06/15/2022
12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
Our makerspaces can be more than just a place in our libraries to build and create – they can be spaces that empower our students and amplify student voice. Learn how to utilize strategies such as open exploration time, flexible design challenges, and classroom collaborations as a way to give students opportunities to express themselves and explore their interests in your makerspace. We’ll talk about social emotional learning, accessibility and ways to tap into student interests in our spaces. Make your makespace an engaging and vital part of your library by creating space for your students to take the lead.
Presenter: Diana Rendina, MLIS, is the teacher librarian at Tampa Preparatory School, an independent 6-12 school. Previously, she was the media specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School where she transformed their library and piloted their makerspace program. Diana is passionate about school libraries being places for students to discover, learn, grow, create, connect and collaborate. She has received several awards including the 2016 International Society for Technology in Education Outstanding Young Educator Award and the 2015 American Association of School Librarians Frances Henne award. She co authored Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace and is the author of Reimagining Library Spaces: Transform Your Space on Any Budget. You can find her at RenovatedLearning.com.
Register here for this live webinar. The recording and handouts will be available on Niche Academy after the live event as well as our library of over 700 recorded sessions. To access Niche, go to: https://my.nicheacademy.com/floridalibrarywebinars