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Makerspaces: Forever On Trend

  By Nichol Lancaster Makerspaces made their debut around 2005, but the concept has been around for many years. In the late 1800s, women would collaborate while making quilts, knitting, and sewing and study each other’s techniques and discuss books they had read while making the quilts. It can also be found when Wilbur and

The Value of STEM Learning through Kinesthetic Tools

  By Amy Fuller-Belding Watching children of all ages engaged in their natural curiosity is exciting. It is as if you can see the wheels of learning turning and developing simultaneously. Engaged learning varies from successful stacking of storage containers to creating an animal made of clay to reaching a target with the fishing pole.

Integrating STEM: The 5E Model

  By Dr. Corey Hall Incorporating STEM into your curriculum means intentionally finding ways to bring science, technology, engineering, and math into instruction and activities. STEM integration provides opportunities for critical thinking, collaboration, problem-solving, and communication. It also prepares students for the future workforce. One increasingly popular method for STEM integration is the 5E Model

Add a New Lab or Makerspace to Your School Without Paying for Long Construction Delays

  Upgrading or increasing the capacity of school laboratories and makerspace is a question on the minds of leadership teams at private religious schools these days. How so? The pandemic plays a part in this, both directly and indirectly. Let’s start with the direct part. Many students are in need of significant catchup, particularly in

STEM Education and Entrepreneurship: 5 Big Skills that Overlap

  There’s no denying that STEM is in high demand, and rightfully so. The more we prepare our students for careers in this high-growth field, the better equipped they will be in the future. In a future increasingly focused on the gig economy, STEM education and entrepreneurship will be more closely linked than ever before

Making a Successful Makerspace

  Schools everywhere want to create successful learning spaces (i.e., Makerspace, Fab Labs and STEM/STEAM Labs, etc.), but few understand the essential elements that create a successful and impactful space. First, schools need to develop a plan. Very often, schools rush to bring STEM learning to students, spending money on various 3D printers, lasers, and
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