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Monday, May 8 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Playground Table 06: Creating, and Embracing, Your HS Makerspace

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The Hopkinton High School Library created a makerspace during the 2014-2015 school year, with the help of grant funding from the Hopkinton Educational Foundation. Our makerspace consists of a 3D printer, sewing machine, Lego Mindstorms Robotics kits, and various textile materials. Initial response was incredible, but as the luster of the "new" makerspace began to fade, we had strategize how best to grow the space and take it from novelty status, into a viable resource for independent innovation and creativity, as well as curricular needs in the classroom. High school students can be elusive - given their many extracurriculars, they often do not have the time to explore the makerspace as much as they would like to. Visit our table for ideas on how to keep your high school students engaged in the maker movement with acitivities realistic for their busy schedules! 

Presentation slides: Creating, and Embracing, Your HS Makerspace

Please see our Google Doc for links to all of our handouts!

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Charleen Belcher

Library Assistant, Hopkinton High School
Charleen Belcher is the Library Assistant at Hopkinton High School. She has a bachelor's degree in English/Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. Charleen advises the book club and enjoys helping the students grow and utilize all the library's resources.
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Kirsten Fournier

Librarian/Computer Science Teacher, Hopkinton High School

Monday May 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Hyannisport East & West 2nd Floor