Maker Spaces are a growing movement in schools and libraries around the world, offering people the chance to experiment, tinker, design, and collaborate.
Our space will be open to all students during study halls and L blocks. We'll begin the year with some planned projects lead by myself and our student Maker Space leadership groups. As the year progresses, students will begin to plan and design their own projects as we increase our familiarity with computer coding and circuitry.
The key principles of a Maker Space include:
- try new things
- invite curiosity and sense of wonder
- encourage playfulness
- celebrating the problem solving process, not just the final product
- it's okay to fail, ask yourself what you can change next time
Our first project will be a cardboard challenge, in honor of Global Cardboard Challenge month. We can't wait to see what students come up with!
Be sure to check this page for updates and photos of projects as the year progresses.
For additional information about Maker Spaces and their growing role in education, please feel free to check out the following articles and websites:
The Philosophy of Educational Makerspaces
Making Matters! How the Maker Movement is Transforming Education