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Meet the Makers: Makerspace Tips and Trends
Wednesday October 5, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Michelle Cooper, Media Specialist, White Oak Middle School, TX
Sponsored by Tech & Learning Magazine
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The maker movement continues to gain popularity as schools integrate these spaces and lessons into their schools and curriculum. Michelle Cooper, the 2016 TCEA Library Media Specialist of the Year, has been actively involved in the maker movement through programs like “The Great Maker Challenge.” Michelle discussed the maker trend and offer tips on how you can start or grow a maker movement in your school.
This webinar will benefit district and building-level administrators, technology directors, technology coordinators, librarians and media specialists, board of education members, other education staff involved in technology planning, and any educators interested in the maker movement.
Teacher librarian Michelle Cooper is a passionate educator and enthusiastic proponent of school libraries, technology integration, collaboration with educational professionals, and helping young people succeed. As an educator with eighteen years experience, she seeks opportunities to partner with teachers on projects that encourage increased student engagement and learning achievement. Michelle is constantly striving to improve her educational practices and create innovative learning opportunities for students and colleagues. She is committed to sharing and modeling the importance of digital citizenship with students. She is a co-founder of #TXLchat on Twitter which provides a forum for Texas librarians (but not limited to Texas librarians) to create collaborative connections, share educational resources, and foster lifelong learning. Michelle is the 2016 TCEA Library Media Specialist of the Year, a Wonderopolis Wonder Lead Ambassador, a Certified Google Educator, 2016 TASL MVP Honorable Award for Excellence, 2016 TLA Branding Iron Award for Social Media for #TXLchat, and she provides professional development through local, state, and national educational conferences. Michelle currently serves as the library media specialist at White Oak Middle School.
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For over three decades, Tech & Learning has remained the premier publication and leading resource for education technology professionals responsible for implementing and purchasing technology products in K-12 districts and schools. Our team of award-winning editors and an advisory board of top industry experts provide an inside look at issues, trends, products, and strategies pertinent to the role of all educators –including state-level education decision makers, superintendents, principals, technology coordinators, and lead teachers.