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Re: Manipulatives, "Maker" Space -- Need ideas & resources

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Patricia Hager <[log in to unmask]>

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Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 20:49:20 -0400

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Here is a blurb about a session at the IWCA Conference this coming
October:

The 2015 IWCA conference will feature a session on Saturday evening by
Dr. David Sheridan entitled “We're Making It!: What Can Writing Centers
Learn from Makerspaces?” Learn about what makerspaces might teach us
about writing center work! This presentation builds on striking
commonalities that writing centers and makerspaces share: a commitment
to peer-based learning and collaboration; a desire to create a safe
space for risk-taking and experimentation; a healthy disregard for more
formal educational structures; and, of course, the goal of nurturing
processes of making themselves (variously referred to as "composing,"
"designing," "creating," and "inventing”).

The link to conference info is:
http://writingcenters.org/events-2/past-conferences/iwca-2015-writing-center-revolutions/

Pat

Coordinator of the Writing Center
Instructor of Writing
USM's L-A College
51 Westminster Street
Lewiston, Maine 04240
(207) 753-6674
 
“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken
glass.” --Anton Chekhov

>>> "Crouse-Powers, Amy"  07/21/15 2:34 PM >>>
That is so great, Marsha!  A meditation room meshes really well with all
the mindfulness practices we teach.

I look forward to seeing how it evolves when it opens!!

Amy

-----Original Message-----
From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Marsha M Urban
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 1:44 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Manipulatives, "Maker" Space -- Need ideas & resources

Juan, 

At the University of Nevada, Reno, we will open the Pennington
Achievement Center in January. It is a new building that will include
the three tutoring centers, Veteran Services, Counseling Services, TRiO,
McNair, Disability Resource Center, Advising Center, and Career Center.
I think that is all the services. In the basement, they will have two
classrooms and two areas of collaborative learning. This is a link to
the basics:
http://www.unr.edu/facilities/planning-and-construction/campus-construction
/student-achievement-center. One of the things we pushed for in this
building was a meditation room. Students will be able to book it for
faith-based meetings, meditation, yoga and that type of thing. We made
sure there will be public areas for students to work individually and in
groups. The Knowledge Center (library), built a few years ago, has
public space and students use it. Since we aren¹t in the building yet, I
can¹t really give you any more information, but we are hoping it will a
great space for the different offices and for students.

Best,
Marsha


Dr. Marsha Urban
Director, Tutoring Center, MS 078
101N Thompson Building
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
(775)784-6801 (office)
(775)682-5983 (voicemail)
(775)784-4277 (fax)





On 7/21/15, 10:07 AM, "Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
on behalf of Jimenez, Juan"  wrote:

>Dear all,
>
>I would be very interested in these comments. My institution will be 
>starting to plan for the remodel of our building. In that remodel, the 
>Library, the Math Center, the Writing Center, and the Peer Tutoring 
>Center will all be housed in one location. Some other thoughts would be

>to include the Multicultural Center, Disabilities and Support Services,

>Veterans Services and the Assessment Center in this new configuration.
>Any insight into the question posed by Amy would really help in this 
>endeavor. Please respond to all, or forward anything you would share 
>with Amy to my email address ([log in to unmask]). Thank you so 
>much for your help!
>
>Juan
>
>Juan F. Jiménez
>NCLCA Certified Learning Center Professional - Level 2 Associate Dean -

>Learner Support and Transition Western Technical College
>400 Seventh Street North
>La Crosse WI  54601
>Office: (608) 785-9544
>Fax: (608) 789-6206
>http://www.westerntc.edu/LearnerSupport/
>
>
>
>"It is said that if you want to know what you were doing in the past, 
>look at your body now; if you want to know what will happen to you in 
>the future, look at what your mind is doing now."
>~His Holiness, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals 
>[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Crouse-Powers, Amy
>Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:41 AM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Manipulatives, "Maker" Space -- Need ideas & resources
>
>Hi, all.
>
>Our learning/writing center is going to be moved to the library on 
>campus ... eventually.  In a meeting with a consultant, we were asked 
>what we would like to integrate into our space that we don't have now. 

>Having been in economic survival mode, I haven't really thought about 
>what exemplars of hands-on learning within the learning center might 
>look like.  Or, I haven't in a long, long time.
>
>He suggested that we could consider carving spaces out for tutoring 
>that involve hands-on learning, manipulatives, and ... who knows what
else?
>He raised the idea of a "maker space," which is not something I'd 
>thought of in terms of the learning center before.  I guess that's an 
>interesting thing to consider...
>
>We're not being offered *funding* for these things, mind you, but he 
>wants us to think long-term about how we might make experiential, hands

>on learning opportunities for our students 5, 10, 15 or even 20 years 
>from now.  One example we discussed was having physical models of atoms

>on hand for students to check out.  Or a skeleton!
>
>We used to have learning-center-specific materials years ago, but we 
>cleared all that out because what we have access to with our two 
>computer labs really trumps everything we had on hand.
>
>He'd also like to see how we could bleed the library resources into our

>areas.  For example, one of the things we came up with was to house the

>library's copy of textbooks in our area.
>
>Who has a center we should look at?  Who has ideas that we could play 
>with?
>
>Any thoughts/suggestions are welcome.
>
>Thanks in advance,
>
>Amy Crouse-Powers
>Center for Academic Development & Enrichment Coordinator of Peer 
>Tutoring Services
>207 Alumni Hall
>SUNY Oneonta
>607-436-2819 (direct extension)
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