Maker Space projects support hands-on exploration and learning. They are interdisciplinary, promoting important educational principles such as inquiry, play, imagination, innovation, critical thinking, problem solving and passion-based learning.
These areas are designed to engage participants in hands-on activities that teach twenty-first-century skills. The emphasis in Maker Space is placed upon educating students in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) subjects as well as digital and information literacy.
Maker Space supports these 21st Century skills:
Critical thinking and reasoning.
Communication and collaboration.
Problem solving and innovation.
Self-direction and resourcefulness
Special Note: Students participate in the Maker Space program on a voluntary basis. These projects are completed at home and lend themselves to families working together to create something amazing! To learn more, contact the facilitator of the program, Ms. Carolyn Harvey.
Sketch First and Then Build (Real World Connections)
For Year 2 of our Maker Space program, our students are being asked to think on a deeper level. Before they can shop for any materials, students have to sketch their idea first. This work will help them tap into their architectural thinking, the best materials needed for a particular design, and how to build a stable project. Students have also been asked to share how their project can help to meet a real world need. Here are a few sketches: