There’s a new complete Makerspace at Our Lady of the Lake Elementary School in St. Joseph, and it’s being integrated into the everyday learning of the students. Principal Sherri Kirschner tells us the space features a Glowforge Laser Cutter and Engraver, 3D printers, circuits and bots, a Lego station, software, engineering and electrical packs, and more. The students can be creative and use their math and tech knowledge to craft almost anything they want.
“They get to use all of their critical thinking skills, and it basically tells them that it’s OK to fail sometimes,” Kirschner said. “Just try to try again to make it better.”
Kirschner says teacher Lindsey Goshgarish is leading the use of the Makerspace and will make it part of common student activities next school year.
“She will team up with the classroom teacher to see what they’re working on in…