How to Create a School Makerspace

February 21, 2019,
2:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. CT

Have you been wanting to create your own makerspace but are struggling to get started? Here to jump-start your journey is Nicholas Provenzano, a maker educator who has built multiple school makerspaces and advised educators around the world. This webinar will cover the basics of starting, outfitting, and maintaining a makerspace at your school. Based in part on his best-selling book, Your Starter Guide to Makerspaces, Nicholas will share all of his favorite tips, tricks, and tools to help you as you venture into the world of making.

You’ll learn how to:

  1. Locate the best space for your own makerspace
  2. Find the right tools to outfit your makerspace
  3. Maintain your makerspace and support student learning
  4. Create a culture of making to support your makerspace over time

Presenter

Nicholas Provenzano

Nicholas Provenzano

Technology Coordinator and Makerspace Director at University Liggett School in Michigan
Known as The Nerdy Teacher, Nicholas is the Technology Coordinator and Makerspace Director at University Liggett School in Michigan, and is also a prolific author, speaker and consultant. He writes on his website, TheNerdyTeacher.com, Edutopia.org, and many other prominent educational websites. Nicholas has been featured on CNN.com, Education Week, The New York Times, and other media outlets and is the author of the best-selling book, Your Starter Guide to Makerspaces. In 2013, he was awarded the Technology Teacher of the Year by MACUL and ISTE. He is also a Google Certified Innovator, Raspberry Pi Certified Educator and a TEDEd Innovative Educator. Nicholas is sharing plenty of nerdy things on the Ideas and Inspiration site, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @thenerdyteacher.

Moderator

Jenn Bradley

Jenn Bradley

Director of Makerspace Marketing at Demco, Inc.
Jenn is the Director of Makerspace Marketing at Demco. In this role, she partners with educators and librarians to design makerspace solutions for schools and libraries across the United States with the goal of preparing kids for the future in a fast-changing world.