Makerspaces are becoming pervasive in K-12 education. One of the greatest lessons I have learned during my work with helping to plan and create makerspaces across the nation, is that while anyone can create a makerspace, there are differences between a makerspace and a GREAT makerspace.
In this course, learn from the tips and tricks that I have learned through my work on creating GREAT makerspaces. Use the foundation that you already have for your makerspace as a jumping off point for shaping it into a makerspace that is most effective and meaningful for your school community.
Makerspaces are never done. The key to ensuring that your makerspace is sustainable is reflecting on your space and finding opportunities to further refine your space to be sure it remains meaningful to your students as well as a vibrant part of your school community. This course will lead you through that process and help you uncover opportunities to be sure that you don't just have a makerspace, but that you have a GREAT makerspace.
* Note: It is highly suggested that you completed my first course, Creating Spaces for Students to Make, before progressing through this one.
This course is intended for ALL educators as they plan and create GREAT makerspaces for their school community. This will include:
Laura Fleming is an educator in the state of New Jersey with over 20 years experience. She has taught K-12 and is currently the Library Media Specialist at New Milford High School in New Milford, New Jersey. She is also the author of the best-selling book, Worlds of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School. Since her book's launch, Laura has helped school districts across the Nation, plan, create and launch their own makerspaces.