PLAN Quick Class (Live): Creating a Culture of Making in Your Library with Alisha Wilson

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Date(s) - 12/04/2018
9:30 am CST - 10:00 am CST

Photo of students making music with LittleBitsThis session will provide practical takeaways and strategies for creating a culture of making in your library. Topics covered will include how to start a Spark Lab (resource space) for students with little to no funding, how to use themes, challenges, and events to motivate students in the space, and how to start revolving “mess kits” using basic materials to keep the activities in your space fresh. This session will benefit those who may have purchased a few maker items but are not sure how to keep the momentum going, those who want to take their program to the next level, or those who are wanting to start the transformation of their space to attract more student visits.

Alisha Wilson is the librarian at Booker T. Washington High School in Pensacola, Florida. In 2015, Alisha received the Governor’s Shine Award in the state of Florida for her contributions to education through the library. In 2016, she was selected as a PBS Digital Innovator, and in 2017 her library was selected as the winning high school program for the Follett Challenge, accompanied by a $30,000 prize. In 2017, her Innovation Center won the District Administration (DA) Schools of TechXcellence Award, sponsored by HP and Intel. In addition, School Library Journal chose her as the Maker Hero for the 2017 School Librarian of the Year awards. In 2018, she was selected as the Librarian of the Year for Escambia County School District.

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Skill Level: Introduction & Beyond Basic

Registration is closed for this event.

For FY2021-22, 70% of the total costs for the PLAN Continuing Education program ($220,000) is supported by federal money, and 30% of this program ($92,991) is supported by state money. The total budget of the project is $312,991.