In a recent edWebinar, hosted by edWeb.net, Michelle Luhtala, library department chair, and Donna Burns, technology integrator, both from New Canaan High School (NCHS) in Connecticut, showcased the transformation of the NCHS library from a collection of used reference and biography books into a living, breathing makerspace. Using mostly recyclable materials, equipment, and furniture, these educators are providing learning opportunities for students and teachers that have changed the school climate and culture. “Making learning more real for students allows them to learn better in a much more energized school,” said Luhtala.

A multi-year redesign


Through a five-year radical book-weeding...

Subscribe to Read More

Are You an Educator?

Get Free online access to all our news and resources


  • About the Author:

    Eileen Belastock, CETL is the director of academic technology for Mount Greylock Regional School District in Williamstown, Mass. You can follow her on Twitter @EileenBelastock.