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Building ‘STEAM’ in the Woburn Street School Library

Building ‘STEAM’ in the Woburn Street School Library
/in District Announcement, Office of Information Technology, Uncategorized /by Anne-Marie Fiore, Tech Department

Woburn Street School students enjoy a new makerspace.

Wilmington, MA, September 12, 2016– Librarian, Mary Ellen Danahy and Technology Integration Specialist, Traci Jansen received a grant from the Wilmington Educational Foundation (WEF) to provide a “maker space” at the Woburn Street Elementary School. Nationwide, teachers have discovered the power of makerspaces in schools to build students’ competencies and interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Mary Ellen and Traci set up the makerspace to support curricular goals and encourage STEAM skills.

Principal Jeffrey Strasnick said: “Maker Space provides students with unique opportunities to learn real world problem solving skills in a very interactive and exciting way.” Continue reading Building ‘STEAM’ in the Woburn Street School Library