Thanks to an anonymous gift from an LPS family, the High School is now equipped with a new Maker Space & Robotics Lab! This remarkable new facility includes a touch screen Smart Board, two 3-D printers and a 20” X 12” laser cutter that can cut, design and etch using a variety of materials. The gift has also provided funds for enhancing our existing robotics program and additional storage space. Located on the main floor of the High School, the Maker Space and Robotics Lab contains a flexible wall that can allow two classes to work simultaneously, maximizing access to our students.
“A maker space gives students the technological tools to unleash creativity and problem-solving skills, while practicing the executive functioning (planning) required to bring ideas into reality,” explained David Lightfoot, Executive Director. “It will also provide an effective framework for collaborative projects, helping students to build social skills, foster teamwork and develop confidence in use of future technology.”
This is the 21st century version of the classic "shop class" (without power tools), is a continuation of our technology initiatives. The goal will be to create opportunities for students to explore and apply curriculum content in an environment designed for project-based, hands-on learning.