Promoting and Evaluating Your Makerspace

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preddyYou’ve set up a great makerspace. Now what?

How about taking four minutes to hear Leslie Preddy talk about how to promote and evaluate your efforts?

“Marketing & Evaluation of Your Makerspace” is a sneak peek of Leslie Preddy’s new professional development workshop, “School Library Makerspaces,” in which she shares her expertise on the how and why of having a makerspace in your school library.


Subscribers can access the entire eight-part workshop here.

preddyLeslie Preddy has served as school librarian at Perry Meridian Middle School in Indianapolis since 1992 and as an adjunct professor for Indiana University, Indiana State University, and IUPUI. She has presented webinars and is a frequent speaker and consultant at education conferences and events. She has published many articles in professional journals, co-created online resources for educators, and is the author of SSR with Intervention: A School Library Action Research Project, Social Readers: Promoting Reading in the 21st Century, and School Library Makerspaces. Preddy is a recipient of many awards including  AASL’s Collaborative School Library Media Award and Perry Township Schools Teacher of the Year.  She is Past-President of the American Association of School Librarians and the Association of Indiana School Library Educators. Preddy is a recent recipient of two grants for her school library makerspace from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library.

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