Innovation + Collaboration = The “Perfect” Makerspace
Makerspaces come in all shapes and sizes. Finding the “perfect” fit for your students and schools is a challenge. This presentation will give attendees an opportunity to look at one model used to develop a Makerspace program. Presenters will -discuss how Makerspaces support achievement of high academic standards through the creation of STEM and cross-curricular instructional programs -discuss the success stories of creating a district-wide Makerspace program through Library Media Centers, and -discuss Makerspace 2.0: The Ongoing Story...
Nancy Benning has led the Professional Development for educators in the PGCPS Title I STREAM Robotics Competition for 75 elementary and middle schools for the past two years. She also helped design and lead Professional Development for the new Makerspace program for 65 school library Media Specialists.
Stacey A. Montgomery, a passionate educator, is a Technology Resource Teacher in Prince George’s County, MD, with 25 years in education (Library Media Specialist, CSTEM Coordinator, and ESOL Teacher). Bachelor’s Hampton University, Master’s UMD College Park and The GWU - Bilingual Special Ed.