Creating a Student Centered Library Where Kids Love to Learn

10MT | #23 A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Micki Uppena

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Librarian Micki Uppena has a student centered library. In addition to a rich maker space, Micki takes us on a journey into a 21st century library where kids love to learn. She also shares with us the free, inexpensive things she’s used to make her maker space awesome!

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In today’s show, we’ll discuss:

  • Typical conversations Micki has with her students in the library
  • The importance of relationships in the modern library
  • Inspiring life long learning
  • The most inexpensive tools that have transformed learning in her library
  • The treasure boxes she uses to get kids excited

I hope you enjoy this episode with Micki!

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Full Bio


Micki Uppena

Micki Uppena

Micki Uppena

Micki Uppena is a K-12 Library Media Specialist in Lancaster, Wisconsin who believes that relationships are built with students through books and risk-taking. She is a member of WEMTA, the Nerdy Book Club, and the Schreiner Memorial Library Board of Trustees. Micki challenges herself to model life-long learning through technology, travel, and literature!

Pictures of Micki’s Library / Classroom


Great libraries are led by librarians who love to learn and read.

Great libraries are led by librarians who love to learn and read.

Students are given lots of choices and love to read books about things they love.

Students are given lots of choices and love to read books about things they love.

Students craft and make things as they find resources, books, and YouTube videos to help them on their journey.

Students craft and make things as they find resources, books, and YouTube videos to help them on their journey.

Great libraries celebrate learning and fantastic experiences.

Technology is used, but relationships are central to the great library.

Building and inventing happen in the library

Building and inventing happen in the library

Students are part of exciting experiences.

Students are part of exciting experiences like Breakout EDU boxes.

Pretend and play is an important part of learning and sharing in the library.

Pretend and play is an important part of learning and sharing in the library.

 

Micki says green screen is one of the most important things for a modern library to have.

Micki says green screen is one of the most important things for a modern library to have.

 

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