The Action Research Center in the library of our Oak Cliff campus is the proud home of a new Maker Space – a creative, DIY space where students gather to create, invent and learn. Our Maker Space is equipped with engineering equipment, robotics equipment, and 3D printers.
The Maker Space is part of our overall plan to become a MASTER Academy that offers students STEM and STEAM curriculum and activities. STEM encompasses Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Incorporating the "A" into STEM, STEAM takes the curriculum one step further by using Art to engage STEM learning by representing how society develops, impacts, is communicated and understood with its attitudes and customs in the past, present and future.
Plans for the Oak Cliff campus Maker Space in the coming year are to focus on Coding, Competitive Robotics, and 3D Printing for 2nd through 8th grade students. On our Waxahachie campus, students will continue to learn Coding in their classrooms and expand their Robotics curriculum in their Robotics Room.