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Friday, March 10 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child Through Makerspaces

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What do leaders need to know to create and implement an innovative, engaging makerspace program? In our panel presentation, you will receive nuts and bolts practical aspects as well as the broader vision of imagining, planning, creating and managing a cutting-edge makerspace program for your school community, as well as the "why" behind makerspace creation that explores the benefits of these unique learning zones. Strategies from a leadership perspective along with anecdotal examples will help participants create an action plan and design activities which meet the needs of the whole child, align with Standards and encourage student joy and curiosity through deep inquiry, hands on learning, sharing and reflection.

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Cathy Collins

Library Media Specialist, Sharon High School
Ms. Collins has worked as a Media Specialist/Librarian for 15 years. She is currently a library media specialist at Sharon High School, where she has worked for the past five years. She began her career as a reporter who covered business, arts and education-related issues. While interviewing the headmaster at a private school, she realized that she wanted to combine her love of research and writing with a career in education. At that point, she... Read More →
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Laura Gardner

Teacher Librarian, Dartmouth Middle School
Laura Gardner: Laura Gardner, a National Board Certified Teacher in Library Media, is Teacher Librarian at Dartmouth Middle School in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Laura was awarded the School Library Journal (SLJ) School Librarian of the Year Co-finalist Award in 2016 and is a 2017 Star Touchcast Ambassador. She co-leads the MassCUE MakerSpace SIG and is a board member of the Massachusetts School Library Association. She tweets at @LibrarianMsG... Read More →
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John Marcus

Director of Technology and Libraries, Sharon Public Schools
John Marcus, Ph.D., is the Assistant Superintendent for Information Systems and Administration for the Sharon Public Schools. Prior to that, John served as Director of Technology and Libraries and as Principal of the Cottage Street School in Sharon. John has been a Principal, Assistant Principal, and First Grade Teacher since 1986. A recipient of several state and local awards, John focuses on building capacity among the many teams with whom... Read More →

Carl Robidoux

Associate Principal, Dartmouth Middle School
Carl Robidoux, Dartmouth Middle SchoolFor the past nine years Carl Robidoux has been an AssistantPrincipal for the Dartmouth Middle School in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. A main part of his job responsibilities includes supervising the curriculum for all content areas across all three grade levels. Prior to this position, he was a classroom teacher for twenty-two years with fifteen of those years as an eighth grade social studies teacher.

Friday March 10, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
RM 519 Capacity 50

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