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Maker spaces is the idea of having students learn, explore, and develop, through experiential learning. In my library, I am designing a space dedicated to Maker Spaces, whereas students want to be a part of the learning process. By having experiential materials and books to support further investigation, our students, who may never get a chance to just learn through play and trial experimentation, become builders, designers, and engineers. STEM is such a large part of the future for students, yet there is such limited time and resources for my students to participate in activities that develop inquiry skills. With a dedicated time in library for all students to come and play, create, design, and have the opportunities to learn from mistakes, students will become more self confident and develop divergent thinking skills. Within the Maker Space, I intend to have science building kits, such as building a radio or a robot, tactile art such as lanyards and bracelet looms/kits, brain puzzles, tech design studio (to make movies), magnetic word wall, and other such materials on rotation. I also intend to carry and have available to check out, books that support the Maker Spaces, so that those who want to keep going (at home) have the opportunity to. Students at our school crave the opportunity to learn with their hands, but lack the financial resources to experiment with projects that develop science, math, engineering, and technology. We can be on the cutting edge and building students 21st century skills in the formative years.

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Maker spaces is the idea of having students learn, explore, and develop, through experiential learning. In my library, I am designing a space dedicated to Maker Spaces, whereas students want to be a part of the learning process. By having experiential materials and books to support further investigation, our students, who may never get a chance to just learn through play and trial experimentation, become builders, designers, and engineers. STEM is such a large part of the future for students, yet there is such limited time and resources for my students to participate in activities that develop inquiry skills. With a dedicated time in library for all students to come and play, create, design, and have the opportunities to learn from mistakes, students will become more self confident and develop divergent thinking skills. Within the Maker Space, I intend to have science building kits, such as building a radio or a robot, tactile art such as lanyards and bracelet looms/kits, brain puzzles, tech design studio (to make movies), magnetic word wall, and other such materials on rotation. I also intend to carry and have available to check out, books that support the Maker Spaces, so that those who want to keep going (at home) have the opportunity to. Students at our school crave the opportunity to learn with their hands, but lack the financial resources to experiment with projects that develop science, math, engineering, and technology. We can be on the cutting edge and building students 21st century skills in the formative years.

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