A project supporting the creation of makerspaces in Idaho public libraries. Thank you to the Institute of Museum and Library Services for funding support.
This is a pilot project implemented in 2012-2013 by the Idaho Commission for Libraries. The project is designed to support the implementation of "making" activities and makerspaces in library sites across Idaho. Currently 11 libraries are participating in the project. The goal is to support the libraries in providing rich learning opportunities during out-of-school time. The Commission will provid
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Are you a maker in the world of audio production? Come help us make audiobooks! https://libraries.idaho.gov/talkingbook-studio-production-training-specialist/
ICfL Recruiting for Studio Production & Training Specialist The Idaho Commission for Libraries currently has an opening for a part-time Studio Production & Training Specialist in Boise. This is a temporary position with a 9-month commitment. This position will provide support in launching our new audiobook production equipment and software and create a susta...
A great professional development opportunity from STARnet!
Native Skywatchers Workshops Native Skywatchers - Indigenous Astronomy Revitilization Workshops
A great opportunity to work with our friends over at the STEM Action Center!
FY22 Maker Fellow Jobs — Makers + Mentors Network This Maker Fellow position is hosted by the UTeach Program in The College of Natural Sciences of The University of Texas at Austin. The University of Texas is a public R1 university and is ranked in the top 15 public colleges by U.S. News and World Reports. UT serves over 50,000 students from 124 co...
Some great zine resources in English and Spanish from Maker Ed via STEM Action Center!
What a great way to support making in your community!
A great opportunity for those supporting high school and college makers! Deadline is April 22nd.
Home | Makers For Change Makers for Change (M4C) is a non-profit organization that operates on a teaching-based model, allowing Makers to deliver change to their communities with the help of manufacturing processes.
Happy cake day to us!
The ICfL celebrates its 120th anniversary! For more on the history of the Idaho State Library, visit:https://libraries.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/ICfL-fact-sheet-historical-1.pdf
[03/23/21] Learn how your library can add STEM programming with citizen science activities!
We are excited to see how library staff are putting what they're learning in the Make It modules to use!
Just finished a fun training on creating Zines! Expect to see some of these pop up in upcoming programs!
Image: A small folded booklet or zine with the title Learn 2 Zine.
We are excited to hear that Make It participants are starting to receive their activity kits 😃 Thanks to Idaho STEM Action Center for helping make this program possible!
[01/12/21] Applications are now CLOSED. If you submitted an application, we’ll be reaching out in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!
[01/04/21] Applications are NOW OPEN for the 2021 program! https://libraries.idaho.gov/stem/make-it/
Looking to expand an existing maker/ STEAM program? STEM Action Center might be able to help you out with this grant opportunity!
Program Expansion Grant Now Open
Educators, check out our Program Expansion Grant! Often, professional development and other trainings do not provide a full classroom set of associated materials. This grant aims to support the expansion of successful computer science, coding and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs in Idaho.
This opportunity is available for current Idaho educational programs (schools, libraries, afterschool/nonprofit educational programs, etc.).
For more information, visit: https://stem.idaho.gov/apply/program-expansion/
Applications for the NEW Make It at the Library online program will open in early January! To learn more and ask questions, join us for a one hour online chat session on Tuesday, January 5th at 12:30 MST/ 11:30 PST. The first 45 libraries that sign up and agree to complete the 5 learning modules will be eligible for $1,000 to support their maker programs and a swag box to inspire their learning. Swing by https://libraries.idaho.gov/make-it to learn more!
A wonderful use of zines by our friends over in MT! Zines will be one of the themes for Make It at the Library 2021. Stay tuned for details!
Thanks to a generous grant from 3 Rivers Communication, our Lewis & Clark Library Augusta Branch, Lewis & Clark Library East Helena Branch, Lewis & Clark Library Lincoln Branch, and Lewis & Clark Library Bookmobile are handing out Cups of Cheer this winter!!
Enjoy an Hour of Code activity brought to you by Idaho's very own Blocksmith XR! They're also one of the collaborators for Make It at the Library 2021. Details coming out very soon 🥳
Hour of Code
The Gem State is home to several game developers, including Black Box VR, Blocksmith VR, Curious Media, HakJak, and Ponywolf. And Boise State University offers a Games, Interactive Media & Mobile Technology program.
You don’t have to move away from Idaho to design video games and tomorrow, we are coding with local game designer Blocksmith VR, the creator of “Don’t Yeet the Yeti,” a fun Hour of Code activity for beginners and you can follow along too!
For more information visit: STEM.idaho.gov/computerscience
#CodingIdaho #IdahoSTEMAC #CSEdWeek #HourofCode
Looking for ways to participate in Hour of Code during #CSEdWeek? Idaho STEM Action Center has you covered!
Hour of Code
Are you participating in Hour of Code this week? Don’t forget to join our social media contest to win one of the STEM Action Center’s many prizes, which include Raspberry Pi computers.
It’s super easy, here’s how:
a. Like or follow us on Facebook (@IdahoSTEMAC) or Instagram (IdahoSTEMAC)
b. Participate in Hour of Code by doing some type of CS activity of your choice.
c. Snap a picture of your Certification of Completion (if you complete a module at org) or a picture of how you participated in Hour of Code (if it is another way, such as Idaho Codes, CS Unplugged activities, etc.)
d. Post it to Facebook or Instagram with the three hashtags; #CodingIdaho, #IdahoSTEMAC and #CSEdWeek to be entered into our drawings for cool prizes!
You will automatically be entered for our drawings for various prizes if you follow steps a-d. At the end of CS Ed Week, we will pick several winners.
For more information visit: STEM.idaho.gov/computerscience
#CodingIdaho #IdahoSTEMAC #CSEdWeek #HourofCode
It's #CSEdWeek! 💻 Celebrate the innovations of computer science by joining Computer Science Education Week from December 7-13, 2020. This is a global event to inspire your patrons to learn more about the field and to advocate for equity in computer science education.
Not doing in-person coding clubs? Brush up on your own coding skills with these self-guided coding tutorials. https://bit.ly/2JYaH6S
Start the new year off with a DIY moon phase calendar for 2021.
New for 2021! Like a decoder wheel for the Moon, this calendar will show you where and when to see the Moon and every moon phase throughout the year.
2021 calendar and low-ink printout now available for download: https://go.nasa.gov/39Iltcr
An amazing collection of take and make activities!
Take and Make activities are all the rage these days and we've rounded up kit ideas, supply lists, and more from libraries around Colorado into one handy location! Check it out over at:
Making can take many forms, including music!
Come work with us!
The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is recruiting for a Library Technology Consultant. The Library Technology Consultant is available to help Idaho libraries of all types, but especially public libraries, with issues relating to technology, the internet, and computing. https://libraries.idaho.gov/icfl-is-recruiting-for-a-library-technology-consultant/
They're at it again! Another great zine aimed at helping kids through the pandemic.
npr.org It's been months of the pandemic and you might be feeling frustrated or upset. But there are lots of different ways to deal with your worries — like giving yourself a big hug!
A great opportunity from our friends at Idaho STEM Action Center!
The Micron Foundation, the Idaho STEM Action Center, and Million Women Mentors Idaho invite you to join us for a discussion around Idaho women and girls in STEM. This meeting is targeted for programs working with Idaho’s K-12 students, college students, and young career women.
Attend virtually December 1st, 2020
Zoom invite will be sent to survey respondents
Because this is a virtual meeting we will be inviting participants from around the state.
To start us out (even if you are not able to attend) please complete this short survey telling us a little bit about how this year is effecting you and/or your girl-focused programs and if there is anything you would like to share with or request from other participants in our meeting.
>>> Survey : https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/066510c3c6564447a46d0412f4c9b8b0
Did you know it's Family Reading Week? Why not combine it with a maker activity?!
youtube.com Learn how you can build an epic marble run with supplies from around your home! This video is brought to you by the Idaho Commission for Libraries, as part of I...
Great ideas on how to translate your making opportunities to virtual!
What a wonderful use of a button maker! Thank you Boise Public Library for making sure your community members stay safe AND heard.
Struggling with hearing conversations while everyone is wearing masks? We have buttons available that were made by our team to let people know they need to speak up when talking. You can pick one up at any of our locations starting today!
Have you been looking for a FREE virtual STEM program to offer your community, but have been short on time or inspiration? Here's a solution for you!
Registration Open for the Dream – Build – Create Engineering Program for Libraries during November 2020!
Get the Details: https://bit.ly/34wNejT
Register Now: https://bit.ly/3lmPLnp
Public libraries are invited to participate in an exciting virtual engineering experience this coming November called Dream – Build – Create, an introduction to engineers and engineering for people of all ages, especially families and children.
A wonderful FREE online event for Saturday!
MIT Museum is hosting a virtual Girls Day event on Saturday, October, 3 from 10am-2pm EST and the theme is Art + Science. During the day, there will be four live presentations from scientists and artists, as well as hands-on activities. Register for this free event at : http://mitmuseum.mit.edu/program/virtual-girls-day
A wonderful toolkit from the California State Library to guide you along the way to adding maker activities in your library.
makersinthelibrary.org Take the first step in creating your makerspace. Download Full Toolkit Download by section: Download individual tools:LISTEN & DISCOVERMaker Ecosystem MapPhysical Inventory ChecklistPhysical Space AssessmentProgram InventoryFocus Group Recruitment ScriptsFocus Group QuestionsFocus Group Facilitati...
Come join the team at ICfL!
Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is Recruiting for Broadband Services Consultant. Learn more at https://libraries.idaho.gov/idaho-commission-for-libraries-icfl-recruiting-for-broadband-services-consultant/
Great tips and tricks from Demco on supporting making during a pandemic. 👍
ideas.demco.com @DianaLRendina, #makered, #makerspace
The 2020-2021 theme is out of this world - Living on the Moon!
futurecity.org Future City Update Future City is making some adaptations this season due to COVID-19 and uncertainty around the fall schedules of schools/organizations. This year, teams can work on their projects in-person or remotely, and competitions will take place online. Check out the details here.
Come work with us!
This is still plenty of time to get your application in for this awesome job!
We are loving the zinetastic things happening Kamiah Community Library!
Had to use correction tape on the cover of my latest zine when I colored in my N too much 😐 but the messaging is still there. #ifthen
IF you want to help us make zines for the Idaho Library Association Conference next month, THEN ask us for a craft kit which has everything you need. #makingzines #makeaminibook
The project is designed to support the creation of Makerspaces in Idaho libraries and encourage the delivery of library services to digital users “where they live.” The Commission will provide the necessary materials and trainings to implement creative, STEAM-based programming for all ages. The project will :
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Preschool the Idaho Way is a project of the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children. Our goal is to help more families access high-quality, affordable early learning opportunities.
Providing schools with innovative special education software and support. Check out our app!
The Idaho Environmental Forum is an informal, nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational association whose sole mission is to promote serious, cordial, and productive discourse on a broad range of environmental policies affecting Idaho. We take no positions
A quarterly informational series focused on topics relating to injustice.
Founded in 1956, the IFEA is the Premier Association Supporting and Enabling Festival & Event Professionals Worldwide.
“Changing Rooms…Changing Lives!”
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2021 VIRTUAL ICADD Join us virtually for Live & On-Demand Sessions! Play Games, Earn Prizes, Have Fun, Connect with Colleagues, Exhibitors and Sponsors, and Earn 24 Continuing Education Hours!
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