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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Heather Lister is a national presenter and blogger on the topics of makerspaces and space transformation. With her experience as a school librarian, mathematics educator, and instructional technology specialist, Heather brings a unique and practical perspective to the world of maker education.

Heather was named Maker Mentor for Year in the Making and is an Advisor for the Transform Your School Library (TYSL) initiative. She serves as Chair of Professional Development for the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) Librarians Network and is a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator. She is also the author of Makerspaces: Powerfully Enhance Student Learning in Your Classroom and School (Grades 6-12), the extensive resource handbook that each participant will receive at the seminar.

Join Heather for an engaging, fun and practical day of learning filled with outstanding ideas to help you create or enhance successful makerspaces in your classroom, school or library.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

Heather knows all the “ins and outs” of creating a Makerspace. Her workshop helped us think about all the things we will need to do to get a space up and running.”
Mike Emery, Teacher

Informative and inspirational. So many new ideas introduced.”
Mary Ellen Peloquin, Teacher

Can’t wait to use the numerous resources Heather shares in this seminar!”
Polly Kluvers, 7th Grade Science/STEAM Teacher

”Heather presented wonderful, helpful and useful information that I plan to use. Great presentation!”
Jennifer Nign, Science Teacher

Heather was awesome! She was very relatable to us and was “real” in her presentation. I can’t wait to work on expanding the use of our Makerspace with all these fresh ideas.”
Steve Verduh, Teacher

“Wonderful presentation of tons of resources! Thank you!”
Katherine Rabaca, Teacher

“Heather is a great presenter and has a wealth of knowledge on this topic. Many valuable resources to assist in planning both vision and practical product that will uniquely define your space tailored to your school.”
Rosemary Rich, Library Media Specialist

Great information that I can immediately apply to my school.”
Holly Strobl, Teacher

“Heather, thank you for all of the terrific resources and ideas. I now know so much more about makerspaces.”
Rachel Kelly, Math/Computer Science Teacher