Submitted by Kristin Allen, Library Services

Students need space and time to tinker with information that they learn in class. The Library’s Make Shop can give the space and the time (during class time or before/after school, during lunch breaks, etc.), for students to do research and then use trial and error, or a design process, to use that information to create something. Students can see how their creation works, (or why it didn’t work), and then refine and improve it.

The Make Shop helps students bridge the theoretical to the practical. We also provide space for students to link information from different topics, which helps with understanding and retention. Students can combine different skills (Literature and Sewing, Spanish, History and Math) to create something that shows knowledge gained along with a deeper understanding of a specific topic.

To start you off on thinking of ideas for your classes, check out the presentation.

Contact if you have an idea for a project for your students.