A group of Fletcher Elementary students have been exploring what it means to be a maker at the Friends of Fletcher Elementary (FOFE) after school program.
The idea behind the Maker Movement includes allowing people to imagine, envision, create, innovate, play, experiment, collaborate, share, and most of all dream of the possibilities.
The young makers have been attending sessions to pursue interests in DIY, making, creating, crafting, hacking, tinkering, and learning. Each week, the group explores fun ways to create hands-on learning opportunities.
The FES makers began their journey with experimenting with circuits learning to learn how they work.
Next, they became hackers to learn how toys move, make sound, and light up.
Last week, they took all of the knowledge they learned from their experience and designed and engineered their very own jitterbugs
The young makers will complete their exploration of the maker movement in the next couple after tinkling with solar panels to design their very own solar cars.
This next generation of makers is the future of FWSU where the possibilities are endless.
Target 2. Flexible Learning Environments. “”FWSU maximizes flexible learning environments by redefining the school day, promoting learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, and fostering creativity, innovation, and personalized learning opportunities for all.”
Action Step –Provide students with access to content, resources, and methods for learning beyond the school day and beyond the school walls