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Making GREAT Makerspaces

Ensure that you don't just create a makerspace, but that you create a GREAT makerspace!

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:

  • PreK-12 classroom teachers
  • School library media specialists/librarians
  • STEM educators
  • Tech integration teachers
  • Educational technology teachers
  • School leaders
  • All educational stakeholders
  • Those who do have makerspace, but are looking to enhance it

You Will Learn How to:

  • Integrate the 7 Attributes of a GREAT Makerspace
  • Plan, create and launch a GREAT makerspace in their school, library or classroom
  • Select the right products for their makerspace
  • Create the Conditions to Inspire Students in Their Makerspace

What you get

  • ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, SELF-PACED PD- you purchase the course and it is yours forever to complete when you are able to
  • Support through the process of creating a GREAT makerspace
  • Multimedia content
  • Printable resources to use to help guide you through the process of planning and creating a makerspace
  • The opportunity to earn an official 'Worlds of Making' microcredential, upon course completion


Your Instructor


Laura Fleming
Laura Fleming

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.


Class Curriculum


  Welcome
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  Module 1: Introduction
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  Module 2: Intentional
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  Module 3: Deep
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  Module 4: Personalized
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  Module 5: Differentiated
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  Module 6: Equitable
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  Module 7: Empowering
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  Module 8: Inspiring
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  Reflection
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  Earn your Making GREAT Makerspaces Microcredential
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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