Tanya Gregoire, the ECS specialist in the district, and Audra, a parent at Pierce School, shared this visual that they created. It does a beautiful job of summarizing the goals and values of makerspace thinking.
Communication! Collaboration! Critical Thinking! Creativity!
Our students’ future will be very different from the experiences of our generation. As they grow up in a world that is increasingly diverse, global, and technologically advanced, students will need to develop new competencies to be successful.
What is a Makerspace?
A makerspace is a place where students use critical thinking skills and various tools to solve authentic problems. The mindset in a makerspace is defined by curiosity, persistence, and optimism - qualities that inspire us to make a difference in the world. Makerspaces foster students' abilities to take risks and be creative. As extensions of the core classroom, makerspaces provide all students and staff the opportunity to learn and collaborate together.
Our focus is to provide hands-on engaging activities using the engineering design process in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.