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Guiteras Elementary School Library: 2016-2017 Maker Mondays

Maker Monday at Guiteras Library

Maker Mondays at Guiteras Library

"Making is an inquiry-driven social activity that allows students to develop the very same skills, dispositions, responsibilities, and strategies touted in the AASL's 21st Century Standards. It opens the library to students who want to acquire, use, and share information in ways other than book-discussion groups or research writing.

Makers are people who make things rather than simply use them. They apply digital and manual skills to solve problems and create items that address their needs. Makers are problem solvers, idea dreamers; they tinker, hack, and customize products and materials to better serve them. Makers live out lifelong learning. They see a problem, something that isn't working for them, and they research ways to solve the problem and experiment, pushing the limits until they are satisfied."

Source: CANINO-FLUIT, ANA. "School Library Makerspaces." Teacher Librarian 41.5 (2014): 21-27. Academic Search Elite. Web. 5 Nov. 2016.

Six Starter Categories

Source: Fontichiaro, Kristin. "Help! My Principal Says I Need To Start A Makerspace In My Elementary Library!." Teacher Librarian 44.1 (2016): 49-51. Academic Search Elite. Web. 5 Nov. 2016.

Design Process

Making IS Learning

Maker Mondays Standards Alignment

AASL: 1.1.6, 1.1.6,3.1.2,3.2.1 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.4

b. will be introduced to the library's collection of how-to-books, coding books, and online resources such as and to identify the kind of projects they would like to pursue Connected standards:

AASL: 1.1.1, 2.1.1, 4.1.4, 4.1.5, 4.1.7, 4.4.1 CCSS.ELA-Literacy. CCRA.SL.2

c. will independently read informational texts in a variety of formats to gain knowledge necessary to complete their maker projects

Connected standards:

AASL: 1.1.1, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2,4.2.1, 4.2.2. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.9 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R. 10

d. will be able work on projects in the library during Maker Mondays Connected standards:

AASL: 1.1.2, 1.2.3, 2.1.6, 3.3.4, 4.1.8

e. will share progress reports, seek assistance, give each other project feedback, and collaborate on projects Connected standards:

AASL: 1.2.5, 2.1.3,2.1.5, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.3.1, 4.4.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.5

f. will present and explain their projects and making process at the maker showcase and at Maker Mondays Connected standards:

AASL: 2.2.4, 2.3.1, 3.1.1., 3.2.1., 3.3.2, 3.3.5, 3.4.1, 4.3.1, 4.4.5, 4.4.6 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.4 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.5


1. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.

  • 1.1.1 Follow an inquiry-based process in seeking knowledge in curricular subjects, and make the real-world connection for using this process in own life.
  • 1.1.2 Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning.
  • 1.1.3 Develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for new understanding.
  • 1.1.4 Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.
  • 1.1.5 Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, and appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context.
  • 1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning.
  • 1.2.1 Display initiative and engagement by posing questions and investigating the answers beyond the collection of superficial facts.
  • 1.2.2 Demonstrate confidence and self-direction by making independent choices in the selection of resources and information.
  • 1.2.3 Demonstrate creativity by using multiple resources and formats.
  • 1.2.5 Demonstrate adaptability by changing the inquiry focus, questions, resources, or strategies when necessary to achieve success.
  • 2. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
  • 2.1.1 Continue an inquiry-based research process by applying critical-thinking skills (analysis, synthesis, evaluation, organization) to information and knowledge in order to construct new understandings, draw conclusions, and create new knowledge.
  • 2.1.3 Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and apply knowledge to curricular areas, real-world situations, and further investigations.
  • 2.1.5 Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new understandings, make decisions, and solve problems.
  • 2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.
  • 2.2.4 Demonstrate personal productivity by completing products to express learning.
  • 2.3.1 Connect understanding to the real world.

Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.

  • 3.1.1 Conclude an inquiry-based research process by sharing new understandings and reflecting on the learning.
  • 3.1.2 Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners.
  • 3.2.1 Demonstrate leadership and confidence by presenting ideas to others in both formal and informal situations.
  • 3.2.2 Show social responsibility by participating actively with others in learning situations and by contributing questions and ideas during group discussions.
  • 3.2.3 Demonstrate teamwork by working productively with others.
  • 3.3.1 Solicit and respect diverse perspectives while searching for information, collaborating with others, and participating as a member of the community.
  • 3.3.2 Respect the differing interests and experiences of others, and seek a variety of viewpoints.
  • 3.3.4 Create products that apply to authentic, real-world contexts.
  • 3.3.5 Contribute to the exchange of ideas within and beyond the learning community.
  • 3.4.1 Assess the processes by which learning was achieved in order to revise strategies and learn more effectively in the future.

Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.

  • 4.1.4 Seek information for personal learning in a variety of formats and genres.
  • 4.1.5 Connect ideas to own interests and previous knowledge and experience.
  • 4.1.7 Use social networks and information tools to gather and share information. 4.1.8 Use creative and artistic formats to express personal learning.
  • 4.2.1 Display curiosity by pursuing interests through multiple resources.
  • 4.2.2 Demonstrate motivation by seeking information to answer personal questions and interests, trying a variety of formats and genres, and displaying a willingness to go beyond academic requirements.
  • 4.3.1 Participate in the social exchange of ideas, both electronically and in person.
  • 4.4.1 Identify own areas of interest.
  • 4.4.2 Recognize the limits of own personal knowledge.
  • 4.4.5 Develop personal criteria for gauging how effectively own ideas are expressed.
  • 4.4.6 Evaluate own ability to select resources that are engaging and appropriate for personal interests and needs.

American Association of School Librarians. Standards for the 21st-century Learner in Action. Chicago, IL: Author, 2009.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.2: Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.4: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.5: Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.

*Adapted from CANINO-FLUIT, ANA. "School Library Makerspaces." Teacher Librarian 41.5 (2014): 21-27. Academic Search Elite. Web. 5 Nov. 2016.