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Picture This...

Using Picture Books to Inspire Innovation and Problem Solving

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Enroll in this course to learn how to use picture books with young learners to engage and inspire inquiry, maker activities, calls to action and arts integration.

By the end of this course, you will:

Gain an introduction to Inquiry, which will include:

What Do You Wonder? Creating quality questions with kids.

Work With Me! Coordinating collaboration between students.

What is Your Problem!? Gaining a global perspective on problem solving.

What's Next? Engaging engineers and innovators.

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! Integrating the Arts into the inquiry process.

Who should take this course?

Classroom teachers, librarians, any anyone interested in facilitating maker activities will benefit from enrolling. All educators who are looking to spark inquiry in their classrooms or makerspaces.

What you get:

  • Instructor-led online course which includes personalized support through the duration of your course
  • Special message for you from award-winning author, Patrick Carman
  • Articles, videos and other multimedia resources
  • A message for course participants straight from Mozilla Learning
  • Free downloads and planning sheets for both teachers and students, which includes a Multimedia Storytelling Challenge
  • The opportunity to earn an official 'Worlds of Making' microcredential, upon course completion

What you get:

  • Instructor-led online course which includes personalized support through the duration of your course
  • Example texts, projects and student work to support each module
  • The opportunity to earn an official 'Worlds of Making' microcredential, upon course completion


Your Instructor


Barbara Johnson
Barbara Johnson

Barbara is a Library Media Specialist at Jack Jackter Intermediate School, in Colchester, CT, teaching grades 3-5. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Computer Educators of CT Association and the CT Association of School Librarians, and is the Chairperson for the CT Digital Library Advisory Board. She has most recently joined EBSCO Information Services on their K-12 School Library Advisory Board and has been recognized as the 2016 CT Library Program of the Year.

Barbara has a 3 year old Makerspace, that includes self directed activities and collaborative projects.


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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