My students are smart, amazing, young scholars. We are a diverse community full of many different strengths and talents.
My students are more engaged with learning when they are creating.
The school library is not only a place to check out books, it is also a place that inspires creativity and learning. In the library students get to explore, research, create, and collaborate. All of the students get to visit the library and use its resources at least once a week.
Women and minorities are underrepresented in tech fields and schools can help change this. “A 2016 report from Google found that Black and Hispanic students were 1.5 and 1.7 times more likely to have an interest in learning CS. And while the nation has, overall, increased the number of CS course offerings in K-12 education, black and Hispanic students are less likely to have access to those resources (Myers, 2018).”
Offering computer science from elementary school to high school can change the future for students.
Women who try computer science in high school are ten times more likely to major in it and Black and Latino students are seven times more likely to major in it (“What’s wrong with this picture?”, 2018).
The 3D printer will be an exciting addition to the Library MakerSpace. 3D printing encourages creative thinking and promotes active learning. Students will design objects using TinkerKad and then print those items using the 3D printer.
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