MESPA Institute is still on despite the weather! Travel safely and we will see you there! Join us for the professional development event of the year! On February 6-8, 2019, you will be joined by 450+ of your colleagues for an incredible experience. With presentations from EIGHT incredible thought leaders, more than 25 sessions rooted in mental health, innovation, education equity, and leadership development, MESPA Speaks performances by your own colleagues, a Makerspace and Therapy Dog Showcase, an Unconference in which you guide your own learning, and 80+ education-based exhibits, how could you go wrong?

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Wednesday, February 6 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Makerspace Showcase - Open Viewing!

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Your colleagues have brought in their best makerspaces for you to view! Come take a look at the great ways makerspaces are being used in MN schools, get tips from makerspace gurus, find great resources, and more! Don't be shy! It's a myth that makerspaces have to be expensive. Come check out easy & affordable ways to get started.

COLLABORATE & SHARE: Check out our shared Google folder FILLED with resources for all stages of makerspace incorporation. Feel free to add your own resources too!

The showcase runs 11am until 5pm today only.

This year's participating schools:
  • Echo Park Elementary, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Schools
  • Gatewood Elementary, Hopkins Public Schools
  • Level Up Academy
  • Oak Ridge Elementary, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Schools
  • Palmer Lake Elementary, Osseo Area Schools

Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm CST
Veranda Room in Exhibit Hall