The summer is a great time to find a new favorite author, series or book. Here are a few sources for finding a book to enjoy and programs that will reward students for reading. All Tilden students have a required summer reading packet that is due Monday, September 18. Media Center e-books are available for checkout using the Destiny catalog during the summer.
2017 - 2018 Grades 6-9 Novel Nominees
Maker Spaces in the Media Center
Maker Space activities are beginning to show up in the Media Center during lunch periods. So far we have had a few Lego Challenge activities. Coming soon will be Cardboard Construction Challenges, Zentangle, Weaving, and Paper Bag Mystery Challenges.
The Tilden Media Center Makerspace is a constructionist place for students to give life, shape, function, and purpose to their ideas; they utilize knowledge, skills, and tools from a wide range of content areas and experiences.
We will be utilizing the TMI - Think, Make, Improve model as we work and create in our makerspace.
Think - Students begin by thinking through the problem, project or challenge that they have been presented.
Make - Students put their thinking into making; depending on what the project is, this is the heart of their work and the practical and exploratory application of their ideas generated during the first stage.
Improve - Students will constantly be analyzing their product or project as they are making and other students might also come up with ways to improve on their original designs.