Using Makerspaces to Build Teacher/Librarian Collaboration

This AASL recorded webinar demonstrates to participants how use of 3D printing can help teachers augment their lessons, develop higher order thinking and research, and give students exposure to 21st century technology. School librarian Harry Ostlund and social studies specialist Ryan Fontanella share how their campus/district worked to create “archival boxes” - boxes of premade lessons incorporating various elements of the library’s digital and print resources available for checkout by teachers for use in the classroom.

Learning Objectives:

  • Teacher/Librarian collaboration best practices
  • Creative and engaging use of Makerspaces found in most libraries
  • Modeling of excellent integration of 3D printing and pedagogy

Harry Ostlund was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and received his BA in Secondary Education and History from Brooklyn College. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Master of Science in Information Studies in 2014. Harry recently completed his second Masters degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Texas. He started his career in education as a high school social studies teacher and was recognized as the First Year Teacher of the Year for his campus in San Antonio ISD. Harry is honored to be starting his fourth year at William J. Brennan High School in Northside ISD and his second year as the school librarian. You can follow him on Twitter @NISDBrennanLib.

Ryan Fontanella is the Social Studies Specialist, William J. Brennan High School.