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 a middle school media specialist/teacher librarian in Tampa, FL. She is the creator of the blog & is also a monthly contributor to AASL Knowledge Quest. 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 (to be published August 2017). She is also the author of the forthcoming ISTE book, Reimagining Library Spaces.


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