Makerspaces Need Your Help!

Makerspaces are places where students have an opportunity to explore their own interests; learn to use tools and materials, both physical and virtual; and develop creative projects. They are an innovative approach to individual student creativity and problem solving across all academic disciplines. Makerspaces are often referred to as STEAM labs. They provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering. With the GPS Makerspaces students will be able to take part in a wide-range of activities that will include: prototyping, electronics, robotics, cardboard construction, textiles and sewing, and digital fabrication. The Makerspaces will allow for students to explore and ignite their own creativity and problem solving. Teachers across any academic discipline will be able to utilize the Makerspaces to enrich their curriculum in ways they were not able to do before.
This summer we will be setting up a Makerspace at GMHS and a Makerspace at Penn Brook that will be fully functional at the start of the 2017-2018 academic year. With the generosity of the GEF and other private donations we have already begun to purchase many amazing items for the new Makerspaces. But, we need your help! If you are doing any spring cleaning or have extras of any of the items below that you would be willing to donate to the Makerspace, please sign up! All items can be dropped off at PB or GMHS clearly marked Makerspace. Items can also be picked up for your convenience. If you need items picked up please email Liz Marchetti @ Liz.Marchetti@georgetown-schools.net or Marianne Fravel fravelm@georgetown-schools.net to arrange for pick up.

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