Makerspaces in Schools: Creating STEAM Connections


Makerspaces in Schools- Creating STEAM Connections | In my article for Demco Ideas,I go into detail about how you can create STEAM connections in your makerspace.

Makerspaces in Schools: How to Create STEAM Connections

In our makerspace, our students are learning both formally and informally, discovering new things about science, engineering and more. They are gaining such skills as creativity, problem solving, and collaboration, and they’re having fun while doing it. Our makerspace truly is an invaluable STEAM resource for our school.

In my article for Demco Ideas, I talk about how we first started our makerspace, how it evolved and how I’ve worked to make STEAM connections in our library.  Our school is a STEM Magnet school, so bringing STEM and STEAM into our library was a huge priority for me from the get-go.  Read it here 🙂

Learn how to make STEAM Connections with:

  • Passive Programs
  • Collaborations with Teachers
  • During-school clubs

Click on over to Demco Ideas to read the rest.

Diana Rendina, MLIS, is the media specialist at Tampa Preparatory School, an independent 6-12 in Tampa, FL. Previously, she was the media specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School for seven years, where she founded their library makerspace. She is the creator of the blog She was a monthly contributor to AASL Knowledge Quest from 2015-2018. Diana is the winner of the 2016 ISTE Outstanding Young Educator Award, the 2015 ISTE Librarians Network Secondary Award, the 2015 AASL Frances Henne Award & the 2015 SLJ Build Something Bold Award. She is an international speaker on the Maker Movement and has presented at conferences including AASL, FETC & ISTE. Diana co-authored Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace with Colleen and Aaron Graves and is also the author Reimagining Library Spaces: Transform Your Space on Any Budget.


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