HSMS Makerspace Journey

The WHY, HOW, WHERE and WHEN of HSMS Tigers Makerspace Bringing this Makerspace to South Middle School would not have happened without the coaching and support from Laura Fleming, who is a media specialist at New Milford High School. This idea of a Makerspace did not come from Laura Fleming, but she has done it […]

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How We Made The Shift To A Culture Of Making

I suddenly find myself dumpster diving for that yoghurt pot, paper towel roll, or tin can. I see potential in every piece of cardboard, candy wrapper, straw, and yarn. I am a Maker-Librarian! I’m a year into this journey to develop a maker community with an instructional framework to support maker-centered learning. I’m passionate about […]

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Launching a Makerspace: Lessons Learned From A Transformed School Library

Excitement about school makerspaces has been in the air, but many educators eager to create hands-on learning spaces in their schools still aren’t sure how to get started or why it’s worth the effort. New Canaan High School librarian Michelle Luhtala recently jumped headfirst into creating a makerspace in her library and documented what she […]

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