Makerspace Playground at OASL Conference

Cross-posted from Beaverton School District – Staff Kudos

BSD’s Colette Cassinelli presents MakerSpace Playground at OASL Conference

Colette Cassinelli, Library and Instructional Technology Teacher (LITT) at Sunset High School organized and presented a MakerSpace Playground at the Oregon Association of School Librarians (OASL) conference last month.

The OASL hosts a yearly conference for certified school librarians, library assistants, technology educators, classroom teachers, and public librarians. This year the theme was: Future Ready. Set. Launch! Nearly 200 people attended the conference.

At the conference, Beaverton School District Innovation Strategists and Library and Instructional Technology Teachers (LITTs) led exhibits of the MakerSpace Playground. Attendees wandered from exhibit to exhibit learning about sketchnoting, making book trailers using a green screen, programming with tools like Sphero, Raspberry Pi, Bloxel, Makey Makey, and Ozobots. BSD members also led workshops on paper circuits, book escape room puzzles, and augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) activities

Colette presented on zine and book making and the Apollo Press Student Publishing Center at Sunset High School. Conference attendees also had the opportunity to tour the Future Bus and learn how the Beaverton School District brings technology to its schools.

“The MakerSpace Playground was a huge success and gave Beaverton the opportunity to share with schools from all over the state of Oregon how we are impacting the students in the District,” says Colette.

Congratulations, Colette!

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