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What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal

What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

"In this post, Eric Sheninger describes the secrets to New Milford High School's Makerspace, and how every school can build a Makerspace."


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"The Makerspace in the library is an oasis for student self-directed learning. It serves as a rejuvenation center for inspiring of love for both formal and informal learning" says principal Eric Sheninger

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lyn_hay's curator insight, May 5, 12:16 AM

Eric Sheninger is one of those school principals you'd just love to clone. What I like about this article is that it is the school principal  (not the teacher librarian) who is publishing evidence of his school library's impact on student learning.  

 

And his conclusion says it all!! "The Makerspace in the library is an oasis for student self-directed learning. It serves as a rejuvenation center for inspiring of love for both formal and informal learning. In my opinion, a space like this should be a priority for all schools in the twenty-first century; and you do not have to break the bank to create one."

 

This vision of a makerspace as place and program fits well with my iCentre concept for schools - see http://studentslearn.wordpress.com/about/about-icentres/ for details.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 5, 7:46 PM

A library media specialist was given the scope by her principal to push the envelope.

Lourense Das's curator insight, May 30, 6:56 AM

Principal Eric Sheninger on the school library as makerspace

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What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal

What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

"In this post, Eric Sheninger describes the secrets to New Milford High School's Makerspace, and how every school can build a Makerspace."


Via lyn_hay
Lourense Das's insight:

Principal Eric Sheninger on the school library as makerspace

more...
lyn_hay's curator insight, May 5, 12:16 AM

Eric Sheninger is one of those school principals you'd just love to clone. What I like about this article is that it is the school principal  (not the teacher librarian) who is publishing evidence of his school library's impact on student learning.  

 

And his conclusion says it all!! "The Makerspace in the library is an oasis for student self-directed learning. It serves as a rejuvenation center for inspiring of love for both formal and informal learning. In my opinion, a space like this should be a priority for all schools in the twenty-first century; and you do not have to break the bank to create one."

 

This vision of a makerspace as place and program fits well with my iCentre concept for schools - see http://studentslearn.wordpress.com/about/about-icentres/ for details.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 5, 7:46 PM

A library media specialist was given the scope by her principal to push the envelope.

Lourense Das's curator insight, May 7, 4:39 AM

"The Makerspace in the library is an oasis for student self-directed learning. It serves as a rejuvenation center for inspiring of love for both formal and informal learning" says principal Eric Sheninger