Monthly Archives: July 2014

Why build a Makerspace?

Maybe a better question is, “What is the purpose of school?” We are very fortunate at Ann Richards School to have a clear mission statement that anchors all our choices: The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders dedicates itself to prepare young women to attend and graduate from college, commit to a healthy and […]

Inspiration for Organization

A MakerSpace is a shared space for people to create.  We have the blessing of sharing our future MakerSpace with about 700 teenage girls, as well as our larger community.  This widespread usage has great potential for innovation…as well as for chaos and disorganization.  A few photos from our future space as it is right […]

Cats have nine lives…Project VENTURA is getting another one

Hello World!  My name is Ella Miesner (known as Ms. Miesner to the lovely ladies of Ann Richards) and Ms. Jo has graciously invited me to jump on her blog to help record the next phase of the life of Project VENTURA. Project VENTURA Phase 1 trailer and Phase 2 trailer both were beautifully crafted […]