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Making a Successful Makerspace

People are intrinsically makers, tinkerers, creators. Whether it is through art, music, language, or any other media, people are drawn to this idea of making and creating something new. There is a great passion in making as it allows us to not only show understanding, but an opportunity to express ourselves, our personalities, and our […]

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Brady Middle School

School District: Orange School, Near Cleveland, OH Project Snapshot Like many schools their existing classrooms built in the 1980’s did not facilitate the desired 21 Century learning model. Principle wanted to bring flexibility and choice to 7 of their classrooms. Teachers recognized the ability to instantly reconfigure their classrooms into multiple arrangements. Small groups and […]

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Willett Elementary Opens ‘Makerspace’

Willett Elementary opened a new “makerspace” Thursday as part of a schoolwide open house. It’s a place where students and like-minded classmates can meet to work on creative projects in a setting with a variety of materials and resources … intended to encourage students to learn by doing. Associate Superintendent Rody Boonchouy said the makerspace […]

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Beaver Local Schools

School District: East Liverpoool, Ohio Architect: Olsavsky & Jaminet Project Snapshot Consolidation of all grades K-12 into one building. Curriculum dictated all furniture be easily movable or on casters. Extensive use of color to enliven all learning environments. School chose combination of chairs and tables for all classroom environments. Utilization of ACTIVE LEARNING seating solution […]

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Washington Elementary – STEAM School

School District: Sacramento City Unified Architect: HMC Architects Project Snapshot Washington’s STEAM academic program is supported by a proven school model—a project-based learning (PBL) platform and powerful professional development through the New Tech Network Closed in 2014 Washington Elementary School has been re-imagined and re-opened in 2016 as a new STEAM school with an entirely […]

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The Importance of a Maker Culture in Schools

Part 5 of a 5-part blog series exploring the topic of makerspaces in education. Click here to read part 1, Makerspaces: An Important Component of 21st Century Education part 2, Creating a Makerspace in Schools and part 3 Using Makerspaces to Promote a STEAM Curriculum, and part 4, Preparing Students for Successful Careers with Makerspaces. As we’ve covered in […]

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Scores Suggest Personalized Learning Pays

In one math class at John S. Martinez Sea & Sky STEM School, students no longer sit in neat, orderly rows. On new four-wheeled desks, they swivel around the classroom without a seating chart. Moving the old desks around caused a raucous break from the classwork. The new desks glide as quietly as a whisper. […]

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Preparing Students for Successful Careers with Makerspaces

Part 4 of a 5-part blog series exploring the topic of makerspaces in education. Click here to read part 1, Makerspaces: An Important Component of 21st Century Education part 2, Creating a Makerspace in Schools and part 3 Using Makerspaces to Promote a STEAM Curriculum According to a U.S. Department of Labor report, “65% of today’s 2nd graders […]

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Using Makerspaces to Promote a STEAM Curriculum

Part 3 of a 5-part blog series exploring the topic of makerspaces in education. Click here to read part 1, Makerspaces: An Important Component of 21st Century Education and part 2, Creating a Makerspace in Schools As STEAM curriculum’s pick-up steam (pun intended), so do the popularity of makerspaces in schools. It is natural for […]

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