The words a mother painted in big letters on the Lee Elementary makerspace room’s wall told the story of the room best. “Passion. Discover. Dream. Inspire. Imagine. Explore.”
That’s what went on this school year in the makerspace room that got second- and third-graders STEAMed up about learning. STEAM stands for a learning approach that uses science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. To accomplish that, students tore apart computers, Skyped with students in Switzerland, built video games, made videos and did 3-D printing.
“The end result is students who take thought-risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration and work through the creative process,” said Angie Jefferson, Lee Elementary principal.