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Making a Difference With Makerspaces

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Tuesday, June 25, 3:15–4:15 pm
Location: Room 111

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Using Makey Makey to Engage Community & Change Lives

Kristina Holzweiss  
The maker movement is about people, not things. Kids can "make" a difference with their minds, their hearts and their hands. Learn about simple, low-cost ways that children can help local and global organizations through community-service making opportunities. Kids can make a difference!

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Maker activities and programs
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Global Collaborator
  • Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.
For Educators:
  • Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The participants will learn about a variety of student-led community service projects that they can implement in their curriculum.
The participants will learn how to integrate technology, making, and literacy to create a dynamic "Make a Difference" program in their schools.
The participants will learn how to connect with local and global organizations.
The participants will learn about a variety of ways for fundraising a community service based program.


- Introduction (5 minutes)
- Presentation (20 minutes)
- Brain Break Community Service Hands-on Activity (10 minutes)
- Presentation Continued (20 minutes)
- Q & A (5 minutes)

There will be a backchannel during the presentation (#makeadifference) as well as a Padlet of crowdsourced resources.

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Kristina Holzweiss, Syosset High School

Kristina A. Holzweiss is a high school educational technology enrichment specialist on Long Island, New York. She shares ideas and resources about her school library and makerspaces on her website bunheadwithducttape.com. Kristina was named the School Library Journal Librarian of the Year in 2015, a National School Board 2016 - 2017 "20 to Watch" emerging education technology leader, and a 2018 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. She is also the winner of the 2015 NYSCATE Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher Award and 2015 Long Island Technology Summit Fred Podolski Leadership and Innovation Award.

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