received funds to design and implement pop-up makerspaces during the 2015-16 school year. These makerspaces include the 3D Fabrication Lab, Upcycling Shop, Music and Beat-Making Studio, Robotics and Hacking Space, Digital Storytelling Workshop, and Clothing and Fashion Design Closet.
Each makerspace “pops up” in either a classroom, computer lab, commons area, or the cafeteria during the school’s Smart Block, an open period for eating lunch, attending academic sessions, practicing sports and music — and now for making things
Fifteen students joined the event to make, co-develop, plan, and become Maker Mentors.
During the back-to-school orientation, Maker Mentors staffed the spaces, demonstrated making, distributed information and created a buzz of excitement for the new year.