George Lucas Educational Foundation

Colleen Graves

@gravescolleen / Maker Teacher Librarian Author Check out The Big Book of Makerspace Projects releasing Oct 21!

Colleen Graves is a high school librarian, obsessed with learning commons transformations, makerspaces, technology education and making stuff. Colleen brings a passionate, artistic energy to the school library world. As a connected educator, she brings the global community to her students on a daily basis. She blogs about makerspaces and libraries at Colleen was awarded the School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year Co-finalist Award in 2014, named by Scholastic as one of the Top 10 School Librarians to follow on Twitter in 2015 and was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2016. Look out for her upcoming book (co-authored with Aaron Graves): The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn and Challenged Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace (co-authors Diana L Rendina and Aaron Graves). You can follow Colleen on Twitter and on Instagram and Facebook.

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  • Professional Development

    Crafting Professional Development for Maker Educators

    Professional development for maker educators should introduce the materials and methods involved so that the teachers understand what students can learn from making.
  • Maker Education

    Starting a School Makerspace from Scratch

    Successfully launching a school makerspace includes community buy-in, generating a student buzz, finding cheap or free resources, and building maker activities into the curriculum.