Makerspace


Students learn as they design— and redesign—their projects in an environment that fosters a desire to constantly refine and improve their ideas.

A new Upper School course, MAKE, is part of St. Christopher’s School’s JK-12 BUILD (Boys Using Innovation to Learn and Design) initiative. BUILD combines science, technology, engineering, art, and math with boys’ innate desire to tinker, create, compete, work in teams, and disassemble and reassemble just about anything they can get their hands on.

The school’s “makerspace” brings students together to create things using high tech tools like a 3D printer or simple materials like cardboard. Students are tasked with activities involving specific problems that allow them to solve the problems in their own ways. They design and create machines, art projects, or devices in ways that focus on process, not product. Students learn as they design— and redesign—their projects in an environment that fosters a desire to constantly refine and improve their ideas.

Contact

List of 2 members.

  • Catherine "Carey" Pohanka 

    Upper School Instructional Technologist
    (804) 282-3185 x4208
    University of Mary Washington - BA
    University of Florida - MEd
  • James "J. D." Jump 05

    Upper School Multimedia & Technology Specialist
    (804) 282-3185 x4232
    Randolph Macon College - BA
    Duke University - MDiv
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