Makerspace Goals

The MCS Makerspace provides outstanding experiential experiences that are STEM oriented. This space/programming is used by all grade levels TK-8th grade. The instructional units taught in this space will be facilitated through a combination of electives, special area classes, and special consecutive day units in some grade levels.

Mobile Maker Carts: In addition to the dedicated Makerspace, mobile maker carts make it possible to take our maker exploration directly into the classroom for deeper learning and engagement.  Each cart is stocked with grade/unit-appropriate tools and resources that the classroom teachers can use with their students.

High Tech Maker Areas within Existing Spaces: Our Learning Commons (downstairs) and Tech Hub (upstairs) are great areas to include video production areas with green screens, CAD (Computer Assisted Design) studios and next generation robotics mini-labs.

Maker Facilitator: Our Maker Education Facilitator Mrs. Sharee Pfaff and Maker Education Strategic Planning Director Mrs. Terri Rodriguez provide the highest level of leadership, ongoing research of best-practices, direct  instruction to students, as well as mentoring of classroom teachers.

Check out some of the recent Robotic and Maker accomplishments at this link.


Produced by our Digital Learning Coach Mr. Rahm, enjoy these makers at work.

Educational institutions across the country are implementing innovative Maker Education programs to stimulate student interest in:

  • Woodworking
  • Graphic Design
  • Robotics and Digital Design
  • Textiles, Fabric, and Fashion
  • Culinary Arts
  • Project Exploration and Team Building
  • Other Opportunities based on Student Curiosity
  • Problem-based learning/projects
  • Entrepreneurship/partnering with ministries/non-profits

 

Dublin City Schools of Ohio offers a great model of how Maker Education can transform learning for students. Click for video.
Tech Insider looks at how the Maker movement is gaining momentum in schools and colleges across the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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