Maker Centered Learning

Incorporate Makerspaces where teachers can bring their class to build/make things related to their learning objectives or interests.

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Students can have hands on learning experiences where they can innovate and create!  What they build can be related to what they are learning or can be based on their interest.  Makerspaces can have materials as simple as pipe cleaners, yarn, glue and legos and as complex as wood working tools and 3D machines.   In a School Makerspace, students have the opportunity to learn the 21st-century skills of critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration and communication by inventing and creating new things together.

Share insights you heard during your empathy work.

I heard students praising the specials classes including Science and Art. They expressed joy in creativity and hands on learning. A makerspace would allow students an opportunity to work together, use their imagination and think critically.

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