Pinecrest Innovation Institute, June 7-9, 2017


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Makerspaces 201: I've Got Cardboard. Now What?

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Most makerspace sessions tend to focus on how to get started, but what if you've already gotten started and aren't sure what to do to take your makerspace to the next level? Learn about how the MakerSpace program at Stewart Middle Magnet School has grown over the last two years. Starting with just three bins of K'nex and a vision, we transformed our library into the STEAM hub of our school. You'll learn to set up your MakerSpace, build a Maker culture in your school and develop strategies for involving your community. Learn about connecting with other schools and sharing your students' creations through social media, providing design challenges to get your students' creative juices flowing, optimizing storage space for supplies and projects, and other useful tips and tricks.