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  • Boot Camp 2017 Session 2 - Students as Creators: Inspiring Students to Launch Their Own Learning

    Students as creators and problem-based learning are key shifts in education today. And where better to foster students tinkering, exploring, and creating than the school library media center? Learn how these school library media specialists from diverse backgrounds and settings launched student learning out of this world. All it took was some out-of-the-box thinking and curious students to invite virtual reality, drones, robotics, and other technology into these school libraries to inspire students to host a MakerSpace, Geek Squad, Train the Trainer, and more exciting programs!

    About the Presenters

    Dawn Rankin, Educator, Wapakoneta High School

    A 30-year veteran in education, Dawn embraces change, challenge, and choice. She has served in various roles: elementary teacher, middle school teacher, gifted specialist, instructional coach, and librarian. One of her greatest accomplishments was creating a MakerSpace  in the Wapakoneta Middle School library. Students love flexing their creative and critical thinking muscles while using the LEGO wall, green screen, building supplies, and other STEAM-related materials.

    Angie Stitzel, Media Specialist at Butler Tech

    Angie Stitzel has been the media specialist at Butler Tech for 6 years. Before that she served as the INFOhio Liaison at SWOCA for 7 years. Angie has also worked as a K-8 library coordinator, high school media specialist and started the library at a technical college in South Georgia. Angie has also served as an OELMA Regional Director and on the INFOhio Users Council.