Heather Lister

Heather Lister

Website: http://www.heatherlister.com/

 

Heather Lister is the Founder and CEO of Construct Learning, a STEM and maker education consultancy and professional development provider. Formerly a school librarian and instructional technology coach, Heather now works with educators around the world on furthering hands-on learning. She is the President of ISTE’s Librarians Network and is currently pursuing her Ph.D.

Where to find Heather at #INConnectED

Session Date Time Room
Multiple Models of Making
Thursday, Oct. 17
9:45-10:35
2060
When you hear the term “makerspace” do you think of a large room filled with expensive equipment like 3D printers and laser engravers? While this is the case for some makerspaces, there are many models of makerspaces for schools, including ones that exist within the walls of a classroom. This session will overview three models of school makerspaces, highlighting the unique features and considerations of each, and showcasing examples of each model. This session will share numerous lessons and activities to encourage interdisciplinary making, connecting your makerspace to content area curriculum. If you’re interested in starting a makerspace, or if you already have a successful maker program and are looking for additional resources, join us in this session as we explore everything from planning, projects, products, and funding.
Makerspaces + Literacy = Making the Connection
Thursday, Oct. 17
10:45-11:35
2060
Makerspaces and literacy don't need to be at battle with one another. Instead, when making and literacy are paired they can take learning to an entire new level. This session will describe many ways that makerspaces can support literacy and will also lead participants through several maker projects, articulating the types of literacy addressed in each project.
Trauma Informed Making
Thursday, Oct. 17
2:40-3:30
2060
In this session we will explore how educators can create a makerspace inclusive to students with trauma and serve as a restorative therapy. We will explore how educators can strategically and intentionally design makerspace programming that has an optimal level of challenge with manageable conflict, as is recommended for youth that have experienced trauma. Carrying over best-practices from trauma-informed classrooms, we will discuss how to use a strengths-based approach to develop programming that allows students to exercise initiative responsibility, has integrity, and a sense of accomplishment can not only be more inclusive to students who have experienced trauma, but can also aid in developing those students’ social and emotional skills. 
Spotlight Chat: Makerspaces
Friday, Oct. 18
11:25-11:55
Library Media Center
Spotlight chat about Makerspaces featuring Faith Plunkett, Heather Lister, Jess Malloy, and Sherry Gick (moderator)
Multiple Models of Making
Friday, Oct. 18
2:20-3:10
2076
When you hear the term “makerspace” do you think of a large room filled with expensive equipment like 3D printers and laser engravers? While this is the case for some makerspaces, there are many models of makerspaces for schools, including ones that exist within the walls of a classroom. This session will overview three models of school makerspaces, highlighting the unique features and considerations of each, and showcasing examples of each model. This session will share numerous lessons and activities to encourage interdisciplinary making, connecting your makerspace to content area curriculum. If you’re interested in starting a makerspace, or if you already have a successful maker program and are looking for additional resources, join us in this session as we explore everything from planning, projects, products, and funding.