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About Your Instructor – Crystal Trice

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Crystal Trice is an award‐winning school librarian and frequent state and national presenter – both in-person and online. With experience as both a School Librarian and Youth Services Librarian, she brings a depth of knowledge and practical experience to her presentations. Crystal blends library expertise and a passion for sharing practical ways educators can add creative spark within their school libraries. Crystal is known for her inspirational message, budget‐friendly ideas, and innovative ways for creating outstanding makerspaces and learning centers.

In addition, she is the author of LIBRARY CENTERS/MAKERSPACES: Creating More Engaging Learning Spaces in Your School LIBRARY, the extensive digital resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Crystal's seminars are exciting, fun, practical, and packed with creative ideas you can use right away. Join her for a day filled with the most effective, easy‐to implement ideas to help you create or enhance motivating and engaging makerspaces and library centers in your school.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"Crystal did a fantastic job demystifying makerspaces. I feel confident that I will be up and running immediately."
Valerie Lisa Grammer

"Excellent, inspiring and extremely helpful. I am empowered to tackle makerspaces in my own school."
Kari Therrien

"An extremely well researched and organized seminar. Excellent materials, activities, examples, and presentation. A great mix of activities that provide students with many choices. I took away so many ideas including things I want to do immediately as well as things I can do for many years to come!"
Tanya Hubbard

"This seminar was fantastic, full of wonderful ideas and resources to make makerspaces a reality!"
Julie Darling

"So many practical ideas that I can use right away. Crystal helped me understand the concept of makerspaces so much better."
Krista Pedersen

"This was a great, creative seminar. Crystal did a super job, offering many, ready-to-use, take-home-now ideas."
Steven Rice