Facilitating Creative Learning Online Course

Facilitating Creative Learning Online Course

April 26, 2021 → May 21, 2021
💻 Online

We have finished this first iteration of the Facilitating Creative Learning online course. Check out all of the archived material on the course page and make sure to sign up for our newsletter to hear about upcoming workshops.


Join us for a 4-week online course exploring the fundamentals of creative learning. Gain practical skills to facilitate STEAM learning programs in your library. Starts the week of April 26th.


The PLIX team enthusiastically invites you to our first-ever Facilitating Creative Learning Online Course. With these four weeks of interactive professional development, you'll gain the skills and confidence to start facilitating creative STEAM programming for your patrons.

The Details 🔍

  • Who is this course for? Public library professionals interested in creative learning and STEAM programming. 👩‍🎨👩‍🔬
  • When is it? The 4-week online course will begin the week of April 26, 2021. We plan to spend about eight hours total together—some in shared time together, but mostly asynchronous. 💻🤝
  • What can I expect? We'll learn about and discuss seven principles of facilitating creative learning. With peers nationwide, you'll develop your own facilitation practice and leave feeling prepared to host PLIX activities or other creative learning activities of your own design. 🎈👾
  • Why should I participate? Librarians are increasingly asked to lead educational programs with emerging technologies. At PLIX, we feel it’s important not just to get new tools into the hands of patrons, but to cultivate a learning environment where they can experiment and create with technology. 🧠💃

Schedule 📅

Each week, we'll delve into a creative learning theme together, exploring some big ideas, as well as practical facilitation techniques you can implement with PLIX activities.

  • Week 1 - Introduction (Getting Started with Creative Learning & PLIX)
  • Week 2 - Encourage & Inspire
  • Week 3 - Celebrate the Process
  • Week 4 - Grow as a Facilitator

In addition to asynchronous conversations on our discussion forum, we will also have two weekly drop-in times for live interactions over Zoom:

  • Community Chats on Tuesdays @ 12pm ET 👋
  • Tinkering Time on Thursdays @ 3pm ET 💡


What is PLIX?
I’ve never worked with any PLIX activities or materials before. Can I still attend?
Can I get continuing education or other class credit for attending?
How much does it cost to attend?
What’s the relationship between this and MIT’s Learning Creative Learning (LCL) course?
I am not a librarian. May I sign up?
I’ve been to a PLIX workshop before. Should I enroll?
Can I spread the word to other library staff?
What if I cannot take the course right now? Will you offer it again?

Join Us!

We welcome participation from PLIX community members, friends of PLIX, or any librarians or library staff who are excited about creative learning and STEAM education in libraries. We can’t wait to meet you!


Registration has now closed. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter to hear about upcoming workshops.

Contact Us

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at plix@media.mit.edu.


This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. (RE-246380-OLS-20).

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