Shannon Mersand is a School Media Specialist and Instructional Technologist who offers a variety of Professional Development opportunities. She is an inspirational educator who works with school's to increase students engagement and achievement by effectively utilizing technology in the classroom.

New Course Offered at UW-Stout!

Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Maker Spaces

What You Will Learn

How can you build a Makerspace in your school? How can you support the learning by doing maker movement in your classroom?

Description: Learn evidence-based instructional strategies and how to use tools (physical or virtual) to support building models, prototypes, inventions and innovations and encourage creative problem solving and team collaboration across a wide range of subject matters and all grade levels. Applications of learning theory and assessment strategies will be employed to create K-12 interdisciplinary inquiry-based maker experiences.

Who should enroll?

Designed for PreK-12 educators, school library media specialists, teacher librarians, classroom teachers, STEM educators, tech integrationists, and educational technology teachers who want to create “making” environments in traditional classrooms and school library/media centers and focus on teaching K-12 students the basics of design through hands-on, learning by doing. The course is designed for participants to collaborate and co-create knowledge with opportunities to create a making experience.