MackinVIA Workshops & Certification Course

MackinVIA Certification Course

Become a MackinVIA expert and optimize your students’ digital reading experience!

This free course, offered through the Teachable platform, will take you through the basics of setting up your MackinVIA account and will give you an opportunity to explore some of the many ways you will be able to customize and utilize your MackinVIA digital library to engage your students in literacy.

Note: In order to complete the course, you need to be an administrator of your MackinVIA account.

Upon completion, you will receive a MackinVIA Certified digital badge and a Certificate of Completion for the approximate 4 hour course time.

You will receive these items within a week of completing the certification course.

MackinVIA Workshop

Unlocking the Power of MackinVIA in the Classroom

This 3-hour workshop is designed to amplify the usage of MackinVIA in the classroom. Within this workshop, participants will explore their school’s digital resources, learn how to navigate and apply the tools within MackinVIA, and work in teams to brainstorm practical ideas for bringing their learning back to their own classrooms. Each workshop is customized according to your grade levels (K-12) and goals.

Workshop includes an exploration of the following:

  • Finding resources in MackinVIA
  • Customizing the reading experience
  • Digging into text with MackinVIA
  • Planning and organizing resources using MackinVIA Groups

Take-aways for each attendee include additional digital resources, sample MackinVIA lesson plans, research, and more!

Cost For Virtual Workshop: $2,500   |   Cost For Onsite Workshop: $3,500
Max Participants Per Workshop: 35

Custom solutions also available! Reach out to for a quote or for more information.

Workshop Presenters

Deidra Purvis

Director of Classroom Services

Deidra Purvis, Mackin’s Director of Classroom Services, has a B.S. in Secondary Education in English and is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing. Deidra has taught grades 6-12 English/Language Arts, ranging from response to intervention instruction to honors classes. She specializes in developing learning environments which engage diverse learners and has worked with schools across the country to provide teachers with print and digital classroom libraries that serve as windows and mirrors for all students in the classroom. Deidra is also a member of NCTE and The Loft Literary Center.


Mesa Heise

Director of Digital Services

Mesa Heise, Mackin’s Director of Digital Services, brings a wealth of experience to the company and the customers it serves. Mesa educates teachers and librarians on the services and value of Mackin and their free digital resource management system, MackinVIA. Mesa has been instrumental in the design of the user interface and functionality of MackinVIA and the eBook reader. MackinVIA has remained at the forefront of the digital realm within PK-12 education.

Mesa Heise