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Monday, April 24 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Library 2.0: Making Space for a Makerspace

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Middle & Upper School Librarian, Melissa Freed, and 11th grade Innovation Studies teacher and Constructivist for Design and Engagement, Tom Gallo, redesigned their library to maximize existing space and build a makerspace. This session will guide participants through the 4-month long process of creating "Library 2.0" from start to finish including how we involved students in each phase of the planning, design, and implementation of the new collaborative space to foster a sense of ownership.

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Melissa Freed

Middle/Upper School Librarian, The Steward School
After ten years in public education as an 8th grade English teacher and a middle and high school librarian, I began my new chapter as Middle/Upper Librarian at The Steward School (JK-12) in Richmond, VA last school year. In addition to my position as librarian, I also teach Research Writing to all freshmen. After living in my new library space for one year, I decided that I needed to change everything! Year two has been extremely... Read More →
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Thomas A. Gallo

Constructivist for Design & Engagement, The Steward School
I am an Upper School Science and Innovation Studies Seminar teacher with additional interests in coding instruction, blended learning models, and using constructive techniques for student engagement. After 14 years in the public school system teaching all levels of physics, I was presented with an opportunity to teach at The Steward School in Richmond, VA. I get to teach a class that I tell my students is "the class I always wanted to teach... Read More →

Monday April 24, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Studio 2