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First Reflection From The Innovation Labs We are about a month into Innovation Lab, and even though that may sound like a lot, I only see each class once a week for an hour. In all, since we’ve had some days off since the start of school, I’ve only seen most classes twice. Not a lot, but between observations and collecting data, I’m starting to see some trends. Evolving Our Makerspace: The Conclusion For those of you who haven’t been following along with my last few posts, our fifth and sixth grade student-run business, FH Gizmos, landed a manufacturing contract with Slack. Slack tasked us with making 50 desk toys for employees to use in their new education center. To read an indepth account of our experience check out this awesome article from a local paper, Red Bank Green. For those of you that have been following along, we did it! This past week, the last week of school, we received the first of fifty S-shaped fidget spinners! The year ended with a bang.

098: Makerspaces with Diana Rendina In this episode I speak with Diana Rendina. Diana is a media specialist/teacher librarian at Tampa Preparatory School, an independent 6-12 school in Tampa, Florida. Previously, she was the media specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School (also in Tampa) from 2010-2017. Before working in education, she worked for Hillsborough County Public Libraries. She has seen the library world from both the public and the school side of things. She is the author of two books. Elmhurst Public Library The Makery is reserved specifically for the use of creating. Patrons may use other areas in the Library to read, relax, or do other work not related to DIY projects.Children younger than middle school-age must be directly supervised at all times by a parent or caregiver while in the Makery.It’s important to keep safety in mind while using the Makery. If you’re unsure what to do, ask!The Makery is not available as a meeting space. To request a scout visit, please visit our Scout Services page. To request a tour of the Makery, please fill out our Tour Request Form or email makery@elmlib.org.

Get to Know a Glowfolk: Middle School STEM Teacher, Mr. Brandon Western - The Glowforge Blog We chatted with Brandon Western, a middle school STEM teacher at a K-8 school in Central Florida, to learn about how he’s using Glowforge in his classroom to teach his students how to design, create and be innovative. We can’t wait for you to get to know Glowfolk Brandon, so let’s jump in! Brandon, thanks for chatting with Glowforge! Tell us about yourself, your role, and where you work. I’ve been teaching at my current school for 9 years now, starting as a science teacher, and I’ve been the STEM teacher now for 4 years. My school is a K8 school, with students living nearby, and phenomenally supportive parents. Maker Ed – Maker Education Initiative

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