Makerspaces: Making Space for Diversity


Stacy Brown

The Davis Academy

Heather Moorefield-Lang

University of South Carolina at Columbia School of Library & Information Science

Andy Plemmons

David C Barrow Elementary

Gina Seymour

Islip High School/Islip UFSD

Makerspaces can provide even more powerful learning opportunities when an element of diversity is purposefully integrated into the maker experience. In this session, join the conversation with a panel of different types of library professionals and learn ways to infuse a variety of cultures, appeal to different ages and genders, and expand awareness of different socioeconomic groups in makered activities to cultivate a broader understanding of the world for a deeper learning experience.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: SEL
Level: Basic Understanding