NORDONIA HILLS — The common image of a student in a school is one of a pupil sitting at a desk and studying lessons in a textbook.
However, that image now could also include students interacting with one another as they figure out how to program a robot, how to design items to be printed on a 3D printer, or how to make crafts using materials such as duct tape.
Matt Gaugler, business director for the district, said the idea to enhance such programming came two years ago at a professional development workshop he was sent to by Superintendent Joe Clark.
“We got a lot of inspiration in what a couple of other districts were doing with their makerspaces,” Gaugler said. “We wanted to bring that here.”
Gaugler said that makerspaces are becoming more common in schools, especially as educators find ways to tie them into the curriculum.
“Before, districts really…