Pali High Students Are Learning Innovative Methods Through Teacher’s Online Class
By STEVE GALLUZZO | Sports Editor
Thinking on your feet and using resources available to you—what is trash to some people is treasure to others. That is the idea behind the Makerspace class and Maker Education program, revitalized at Palisades Charter High School by teacher Jamie Agius.
Agius teaches a hands-on program—which has now had to pivot with distance learning in place—that provides students the freedom to pick their own projects.
Pali High had a Makerspace curriculum under Donna Mandosa, but it was discontinued when she left in 2014. Agius, a science teacher, decided she wanted to bring it back, subsequently applied for the position and got it in 2019.
“I do consider myself a maker and part of the maker movement,” Agius explained. “I’ve been one my whole life, ever since I can…