CS + STEAM in Library
The Miami-Dade Public Library System will present about how it is integrating computer science and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics (STEAM) inside our YOUmake Miami makerspaces and on our library Technobus. Attendees will be able to learn about various types of technology that is being presented in our Miami-Dade libraries, which support digital learning, development of computer programming skills, upcycled art, music recording, and photography. Participants will also find out about some of the cool workshops the library presents to enhance CS & STEAM learning: including Tynker coding hackathons, Tinkercad 3D modeling, cool Augmented Reality apps, 3D printing, gaming and spatial computing using Magic Leap mixed reality devices. Attendees will take away activities and ideas, many of which can be replicated at their home libraries.
Marlon Moore began his career at the Miami-Dade Public Library System as a Project Coordinator, managing the Library’s first teen technology program, called YOUmedia Miami, from 2011 to 2015. He has helped hundreds of teens learn technology, graduate from high school and secure college scholarships. Since then, Marlon has been tasked with increasing responsibilities, including managing the Library’s YOUmake Miami maker space at the Miami Beach Regional Library and the maker space and Coworking Center at the West Kendall Regional Library. Marlon also manages the Technobus: the Library’s innovative mobile technology education lab.
Edward Konawicz has been in the field of education for over 10 years. He received a BS in Elementary Education K – 8 and Physical Education K – 12 from Florida International University. Mr. Konawicz learned computer science working for the Department of Defense and is currently a Library Media Project Instructor working on the Technobus for the Miami Dade County Public Library System.