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Using Literature to Create Makerspaces

Books to Inspire Making

This course will walk you through the steps for using books to create makerspaces. You will receive a planning template and book lists that will set you on the road to developing engaging makerspaces for your students. In addition, you will see how to turn any book into a creative makerspace.

You Will Learn How to:

  • Turn any book into a makerspace
  • Move from STEM-->STEAM-->STREAM in your makerspace
  • Integrate making into literacy and literacy into making
  • Transform fairy tales, folk tales and nursery rhymes into opportunities for making
  • Leverage maker opportunities for books on coding, electronics and robots
  • Create the conditions to inspire making with books

Who should enroll?

  • PK-12 classroom teachers
  • School library media specialists/librarians
  • STEM educators
  • Tech integration teachers
  • Educational technology teachers
  • School leaders
  • All educational stakeholders
  • Those who don't have a makerspace, but want one
  • Those who do have makerspace, but are looking to improve theirs

What you get

  • ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, SELF-PACED PD- you purchase the course and it is yours forever to complete when you are able to
  • A makerspace literature planning sheet, that can be used with ANY book!
  • Multimedia content
  • Printable resources to use to help guide you through the process of planning and creating a makerspace
  • Help and support all throughout your journey through this course
  • The opportunity to earn an official 'Worlds of Making' microcredential, upon course completion
  • FREE bonus module with tips on how to fund and get supplies for your makerspace!


Your Instructor


Kelsey Ray
Kelsey Ray

I am currently in my 3rd year of my dream job as an elementary librarian. Previously, I was a first and second grade teacher for 6 years. I am an Apple teacher 2016 and Google for Education certified-Level 1, Level 2, and trainer. I love reading, learning, traveling with my husband Jon, and spending time with my precious dog Sheriff.


Class Curriculum


  Module 2-STEM, STEAM, and STREAM
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  Module 3-Robots, Coding, and Electronics
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  Module 5-Create a Makerspace with Any Book
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  Bonus! How to Get Supplies
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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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