Author: Anna Delia

Ameria’s Guitar Case
January 10, 2020 Uncategorized Anna Delia

Ameria is a 7th grade student full of creative ideas and a strong do-it-herself mentality. I first met Ameria when she was a new student last year, and she came to see me in our transitional makerspace while the new facility was under construction. I was parked in the hallway with a laser cutter, Carvey,
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Mastery, Autonomy, Purpose
December 12, 2019 2019-2020,PK-5,Student Work,Uncategorized Anna Delia

I recently tuned into the Safe For Work Podcast and the hosts were giving a mention of Daniel Pink’s Drive. What really motivates us, and what really satisfies us? In their quick Cliffs’ Notes, what it boils down to is Mastery, Autonomy, and Purpose surrounding what we do, or what we are asked to do.
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Choice and Chase’s Bank
December 4, 2019 2019-2020,PK-5,Student Work,Uncategorized Anna Delia

As a lifelong MegaFan of systems it has been exhilarating and challenging to work in the space of deep student choice. In the makerspace we have to go far beyond welcoming choice; we really have to build an experience where choice feels the norm. We are learning through versions and drafts, through mistakes and following
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Celebrating The Process
November 13, 2019 PK-5 Anna Delia

Should we tell you we don’t care about the finished product? We have a Monday afternoon enrichment option here in in our Nido called “Maker Monday.” PreK Students who choose to stay after lunch on Mondays can participate in making activities. As a new Maker educator with our lab space opening just a year ago,
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3D Letter Boxes
November 7, 2019 Uncategorized Anna Delia

A combined K-1 class Making Experience P E R S P E C T I V E This is the focus word for our combined K-1 classroom this year. What a great word to choose for this first year of piloting a combined learning model. Everything depends on the perspective with which we choose to
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