The Makerspace at ICS is a place where students explore their own interests, utilize a variety of tools and materials, and develop authentic projects. Learning in the Makerspace offers students an opportunity to collaborate, communicate, think critically and express themselves in a creative way. A Makerspace is about turning knowledge and skills into action!
The Makerspace encourages a growth mindset, continuous learning, and independent thinking. It is about teaching and learning that is focused on student-centered inquiry. This is not the project done at the end of a unit of learning, but the actual process and purpose of the learning. At ICS, our Makerspace provides an authentic connection between grade-level content, the Our Ways Teaching and Learning Framework™, library/media, inquiry-based learning and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math).
If you have questions about this information, please contact the Library Media Specialist, Amy Zembroski by phone at 414-525-6158 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.