Maureen Reilly is the STEAM coordinator of The Blue School. I shared Maureen’s contact info with Karlyn Adler and Amy Liebov (two of the amazing kindergarten teachers at The School at Columbia University), especially so they could check out the LEGO wall in the MakerSpace that Maureen launched in September. (Maureen shared lots of information about her research of Makerspaces, visits to other spaces, and thoughts for The Blue School’s space at a recent NYCISTk6 meeting, and I wanted to see it soon.) Within a week, Karlyn and Amy set up a visit with Maureen, and I was thrilled at the opportunity to tag along.
Here are some images of the MakerSpace, the LEGO wall, the woodshop designed by Construction Kids in Brooklyn, some pre-school classrooms, the Science annex with a beehive on the patio outside, the inside and outside shoe tubes, reading nooks, the beautiful light in the hallways, the Wonder Room, and so many thoughtfully designed learning spaces and curated exhibits throughout the school.