Why the School Library Is the Perfect Place for Maker Education

Posted & in Educator Innovator Blog.

Library makerspaces, including members of the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network, offer students a chance to design, tinker, and build critical thinking skills. “Libraries are all about inquiry,” says Valerie Jopeck, a former librarian and current education specialist for a large public school district in Virginia. But in this case, Jopeck is not talking about just […]

Developing Student Agency Through Design

Posted & in Project Zero, Teaching Channel.

Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland, CA uses maker-centered learning—with direction from Project Zero’s “Agency by Design” research initiative—to engage students in “looking closely, exploring complexity, and finding opportunity.” This post from Teaching Channel introduces us to “Agency by Design” and provides examples from the classroom.