A new resource at Anoka High School is allowing students greater freedom to create unique projects and explore areas of interest.
The “makerspace” lab, which opened this school year, is a room dedicated to providing the tools and guidance for students to create whatever projects they desire.
“The idea of this space is any student in the school can walk in and do what they need to do to be successful,” said makerspace facilitator Todd Hunter, who oversees the space. “So the model is not the teacher teaches the student, as traditional education goes. The model is students identify a need and we help them understand the path to take to be successful at that.”
Located in an old computer lab near the library the makerspace hosts a variety of advanced tools and areas for students to work. To one side are wooden tables where students can design…