Creating Spaces for Students to Make

Create a Makerspace for Your School Community

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My library was once described as a 'barren wasteland'. This all changed in 2013, when I began my journey at New Milford High School and decided to create a makerspace in it. In what seemed like record time, our library was standing-room only and transformed into a 'thriving learning metropolis'.

The Maker Movement has been a revolution in education. All educational stakeholders need to find ways to leverage this Movement. This course is makerspace planning 101, in which I share with you some of my basic tips for planning a creating a makerspace for your school community.

Whether you are new to the Maker Movement, or a seasoned maker, there is something in this course for everyone.

You Will Learn How to:

  • Plan, create and launch a makerspace in your school, library or classroom
  • Choose the materials and supplies that will best support your makerspace
  • Support your makerspace on any budget
  • Set up your physical makerspace
  • Effectively manage and facilitate your makerspace
  • Unleash student creativity

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 step-by-step breakdown of how to plan, create and launch a makerspace
  • Over 1 hour of 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
  • A bonus module that includes some of my favorite makerspace 'things'

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.

Course Curriculum

  Makerspace Overview (Module 2)
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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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