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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Science + Makerspace: Safety Device Challenge
In the spring of 2021, the 6th grade science teacher and I began forming a plan. She had seen the engagement of 6th graders in our afterschool Maker Days program and wanted to find a way to bring that into her classroom so that ALL of our 6th graders could have this opportunity. We … Read more
How to Start a Classroom Makerspace from Scratch
In the 2021-2022 school year, I collaborated with our 6th grade science teacher to incorporate makerspace activities into her curriculum. We decided on a hybrid approach where for some projects, students would come up to the library makerspace and for others, I would come down to the classroom. So we decided to purchase supplies (using … Read more
20+ Ideas for AWESOME Instagram Posts
Instagram is a fantastic way to connect with students, teachers, parents and community members. You can showcase what is going on in your library, promote a love of reading and feature student work. If you’re new to IG, it can be easy to feel stuck and unsure of what to post. (Check out my previous … Read more