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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 🙂

Click on over the blog to start reading, or check out some of the resources below and in the menu bar.

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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: Educated By Design

If you’re interested in the ways that education and design intersect, this book is for you.  If you’re interested in empathy, design thinking, hands-on creative learning, getting comfortable with failure, you’re in luck.  And if you love super-awesome illustrations created by the author spread throughout your books, this one’s got you covered.  Educated By Design: … Read more

15+ Ways to Celebrate Banned Books Week Virtually

Banned Books Week is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness about censorship and the right to read.  There’s tons of great banned books activities and displays out there, but many of them work best in-person.  Since the pandemic has most schools meeting either virtually or in a hybrid model, students likely won’t be able to … Read more

Demco Post: How to Manage Your Makerspace During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has closed down many schools.  Some are fully in virtual learning mode.  Others have a hybrid approach of in-person and online learning (as my school does).  And others have gone 100% back to in-person, but are still following guidelines for safe social distancing and cleaning. It’s a pretty crazy time right now.  … Read more