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Implementation Plan

It is my goal to implement the maker movement across all campus libraries in my district after experiencing the impact this movement has had on the students at my own campus, Huntsville Intermediate School (HIS). You can view my literature review regarding the research behind this movement along with the proposal letter and the rest of this disruptive innovation plan here.



Phase 1: Recruitment and Planning


May 2019

  • Meet with other Innovative Learning Specialists (ILS) and Director of technology at our next ILS meeting on May 11, 2018 to pitch the maker movement at HIS library.

    • Share the letter of proposal, literature review and call to action video.

    • Tour HIS campus makerspaces.

  • Send proposal letter to campus principals.

June 2019

  • During the ILS 2019-2020 Planning on May 28, 2019:

    • Determine budget (out of fixed assets account) for makerspaces.

    • Discuss the stations that would impact the students at each campus.

    • Set up a potential rotation of makerspaces to travel from campus to campus to keep students engaged and not tire of any one device.

    • Review with ILS how to introduce and maintain makerspaces.

    • Create list of makerspaces to purchase.

    • Submit Purchase Orders for makerspace supplies to secretaries.

    • Pre-design makerspace at each library.

August 2018

  • During the ILS 2019-2020 ILS Back to School Planning on July 29-August 1, 2019:

    • July 29th:

      • Review what we discussed in May.

      • Unbox makerspaces ordered.

      • Create inventory check-in and check-out of spaces for campuses to share.

      • Design the instruction cards for the more difficult makerspaces.

    • July 30-Aug. 1:

      • Go to each campus and help set up their makerspace area.

      • Meet with principals to discuss when and how to implement spaces.

      • Create video to introduce the makerspaces to kids. Teachers will show their homeroom this video during first week of school. View example of video here.


Phase 2: Implementation


August 2019

  • Each campus ILS will introduce makerspaces to teachers at each campus and the expectations and how this space will be used during Back To School Training on August 13th, 2018. Teachers will have the opportunity to play and create in these spaces too.

September 2019 - May 2020

  • Each campus ILS opens up their makerspaces to students according to the plan set up with their campus principal.

  • During bi-monthly ILS meetings, discuss how makerspaces are going and resolve any problems that may arise.

    • Research new makerspaces to purchase for campuses.

  • Rotate makerspaces as needed.

  • Meet with teachers frequently and students to discuss the makerspaces and what they want to see.


Phase 3: Assessment of Outcomes


May 2020

  • During end of year ILS meeting after school is over, discuss the impact makerspaces has had on our students.

  • Plan how to maintain and elaborate on these makerspaces for the next year.

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