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Hi, I’m Diana!  Welcome to Renovated Learning.

Maybe you’re curious about this makerspace thing.  Or maybe you’re looking to redesign your learning space to work better for our modern students.  Or maybe you’re an educator (or someone who cares about education) who’s tired of the status quo and wants to see schools transformed with creativity.

I’m here to help.

I transformed my school library and started a makerspace from scratch and I want to empower other educators and librarians to do the same.

Here at Renovated Learning, I share my experiences in starting and running and makerspace and redesigning our learning space.

Whether you need help starting a makerspace or growing a makerspace you already have, there will be something here for you.  Let’s work together to make learning awesome again 🙂

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Popular posts:

Defining MAKERSPACES: What the research says: After receiving criticism that my space was not a "real makerspace", I decided to draft my own definition and take a look at how research defines makerspaces.
6 Ways to Rethink Your Library Space and Make it Amazing | Over the course of five years, I've worked to renovated and redesign the library at Stewart Middle Magnet. Here, I share what I learn in six lessons that you can apply to your own library or classroom.
How to Build an EPIC LEGO Wall | Follow along with this detailed tutorial to create your very own EPIC LEGO Wall. Great for libraries, makerspaces, classrooms, bedrooms, offices or anywhere awesome. Bonus printable in post too! | RenovatedLearning.com

Recent posts:

Read This Book: Collaborative Library Design

When a library design book shows up as available in my local library system, I’m quick to place a hold.  So I was excited to see that Collaborative Library Design: From Planning to Impact, had a copy available. This book is what I like to think of as library design eye candy (much like The … Read more

Cardboard Challenge Tips Part 2: More Tips and Tricks

Cardboard challenges have been a core part of my makerspace programming for the past eight years.  I continue to be amazed year after year at the amazing ideas students come up with when given a design challenge and simple, everyday materials.  In Part 1 of this post series, I looked at some of my favorite … Read more

Cardboard Challenge Tips Part 1: The Tools

The Cardboard Challenge remains one of my all-time favorite makerspace activities.  I love how accessible it is to students.  How enthusiastic and creative they can be with such simple materials.  I’ll never forget one of my favorite makerspace moments – my students at Stewart were Skyping with another school that was looking to start a … Read more