Maker-Spacing Your Distance Learning

 In Distance Learning, Past, Webinar

Thursday, April 23rd, 3:00pm CST

We have heard that maker education, hands-on learning, and STEM teaches our students collaboration, a growth mindset, creativity, problem solving, and many other crucial skills that they need to be successful in the twenty-first century. How might we set up conditions for maker education at home in practical ways for teachers, students, and the adults who are supporting and learning alongside them? This webinar will explore ways to turn your home into a makerspace.

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to those who attend this webinar. A recording will be posted to for those who cannot participate in the live session.


Katy Tessman

New School Services Project Manager & Makerspace Specialist, Mackin Educational Resources

Katy combines her professional communications experience and diverse educator background as the New School Services Project Manager & Makerspace Specialist at Mackin. From building relevant and diverse book collections that provide windows and mirrors for students to creating Makerspaces in media centers giving an outlet for students, fueling engagement, creativity, and curiosity at the same time, Katy assists teachers and librarians look to the future by helping create new school libraries and media centers across the country. Katy is passionate about transforming school libraries, maker education, and literacy. Katy is a self-published author, and has a BA in speech communication.

Lindsay Simmons, M.A.

Professional Learning Specialist, Mackin Educational Resources

Lindsay Simmons, M.A., Professional Learning Specialist, has several years of experience working as an upper elementary school teacher and has most recently served as the STEM Education Programming Manager for a science center in Pennsylvania. She has her master’s degree in Art History with a Museum Studies Certificate and has a passion for learning about most effective engagement strategies, in both design and learning. She enjoys utilizing STEM and Maker Education processes and tools to enhance her students’ learning.