Maple East MakerSpace
Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where children can gather to create, invent, and learn. In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more. The "maker movement" encourages learning through tinkering and creating.
Why a makerspace?
There is an increasing emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. Our students need to be able to think critically, problem-solve and collaborate in order to succeed in the future. Makerspaces provide creative time and space for children to build, explore questions, fail and retry, bounce ideas off one another and build something together. Makerspaces encourage creative thinking, persistence, collaboration, and problem-solving. They allow children to try new things and use materials they may not have had access to before. They allow children to pursue passions and develop new ones. Their purpose is to generate excitement and a love of learning.
Thank you so much to Mr. Thomas Bird, Instructional Specialist for Science,
for your generous support of our MakerSpaces!
More will certainly be added in the future!