Super Happy Maker Fun Hour, Global Maker Day, and More Makerspace FUN!

Now that one book is behind me, I realized I have quite a few presentations coming up that you might be interested in, dear reader. I’ve got 3 upcoming webinars and 2 sessions at ISTE. Read on and save the dates if you find a session you want to attend.

Makerspace Workshops

Global Maker Day – May 17th

Are you signed up for #GlobalMakerDay yet? You can sign up on this Google Form to get more info and attend Google Hangout sessions.

The schedule is available on this buncee and there are lots of great presenters including Jackie Gerstein, Ginger Lewman, Travis Lape, and more!

I’m excited to present some ideas on incorporating Makey Makey in the classroom and discuss some recent tinkering with literacy and Makey Makey success! I’ll be talking at 8 am CST on May 17th. Since that is before school starts, I won’t have a class with me, but I’m sure some of my morning makers will be crashing the webinar!

  • SAVE THE DATE- Global Maker Day- Incorporating Makey Makey into the Classroom – May  17, 2015 8 am CST

Super Happy Maker Fun Hour- May 18th

This is looking like a seriously fun and super happy fun hour discussing one of my favorite things…. MAKING STUFF!! Ashley Kazyaka is going to interview me about some of my recent projects from the book I co-authored with Aaron Graves, The Big Book of Makerspace Projects, and we are going to talk about the importance of making in a school library setting. Plus, I’ll discusses successes and pitfalls in my own personal library programming from two different types of school settings! I’m pretty excited about sharing and I hope you’ll join us as I’m sure Ashley and I are going to have a great time!!! Plus, we can try to answer questions on air as well, so put the date in your calendar and join us.

Strategies for School Makerspace Success – May 27th

The Colorado State Library is going to have me back later in the month for a more “serious” chat with educators. The “Strategies for School Makerspace Success” Webinar  will be May 27, 2016 1:00 PM CST. I’ll be discussing the big differences between making in an affluent suburban school, and working with lower SES students in a more rural setting.

  • SAVE THE DATE- Colorado State Library -“Strategies for School Makerspace Success” Webinar – May 27, 2016 1:00 PM CST


And last but certainly not least…. I’ll be at ISTE! This post cannot contain the excitement! I’m going to tour Sparkfun, meet a ton of awesome educators face to face, and talk about getting different school populations involved in making.

Monday afternoon, Bev Ball, Diana Rendina, and I will be chatting about getting Girls in Stem and how an inclusive makerspace is more than just pink power tools. Diana and I are also working on a chapter in this for our ABC Clio book.

Then Wednesday am, I’m excited to fill in and be a part of the Knights of Make-A-Lot 2 with Diana, Nathan Stevens, and Dr. Lisa Abel-Palmieri. I’ll still be talking about inclusive makerspaces but also discussing how to reach underserved populations like minorities and students at lower socioeconomic schools.



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