the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title: Josh Weisgrau, Program Director for Maker Learning
Library, School, or Organization Name: Digital Promise
Co-Presenter Name(s): Jessica Parker, Director of Community, Maker Ed
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: USA
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Librarians, Maker Educators
Short Session Description (one line): Librarians are Maker Champions: Here's how you can be too!
Full Session Description (as long as you would like): We will share with participants some of the latest research on the maker educator community and highlight that librarians are at the core of that community. We will discuss some of the challenges to bringing more maker learning to K-12 schools and some of the ways we have seen librarians overcome those challenges and contribute to the growth of making in schools. Session participants will leave with tools to help advocate for and implement maker learning in their libraries and schools.