Maker Workshop

Create a Maker Program Ready to Implement in Your School or Library

October 3–24, 2017

Live Sessions on Tuesdays at 3:30 PM ET: October 3, 10, 17, 24

ShareShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on RedditShare on Google+Print this pageEmail this to someone

School Library Journal’s newest installment of Maker Workshop will feature up-to-the-minute content to help you develop a rich maker program for your school or library. Join us to learn new ways of sparking engagement and hands-on learning. During this 4-week online course, you’ll hear directly from expert keynote speakers doing inspiring work that you can emulate, regardless of your library’s size or budget.

Course sessions will explore culturally relevant making and how to assess your community’s needs, STEAM, mobile maker spaces, multi-media, and more!

In addition to weekly guest speakers, participants will work in small groups with facilitators experienced in the maker movement to complete assignments and field research in your library that will fuel your maker program.

Online course features

  • Instructor-led online courses feature personalized interaction over four weeks
  • Real-time guest speakers and conversation via live webcast (with recordings available afterward)
  • Weekly homework assignments to help you make progress on your goals
  • Individualized attention from course facilitators who work with you in a coaching environment to help sort out challenges
  • Ongoing group conversation via discussion forums
  • Articles, videos and other resources

In this recorded webcast, course advisor Carmen Scheidel, CEO of, discusses the fourth installment of Maker Workshop and what to expect from the 4-week course. Ellen Druda also shares information about a program she launched at Half Hollow Hills Community Library (NY) that allows teens to create and assemble 3D printed prosthetics in bright and beautiful colors.

Group discounts are available!

Register in groups for a unique team-building experience and get everyone working together. Contact us to learn more.

Previous Course Speakers

Previous Course Agendas

Please fill out the below form to download previous agendas.