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'
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.