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The Wye River Middendorf MakerSpace opened their doors last year in 2019.The 1000 square-foot renovated facility is located adjacent to the school’s main campus, and offers space to house a range of low and high tech tools that will inspire our students' design and production skills. We are grateful for the funding provided by The Middendorf Foundation and the Gracye B. Kerr Fund, Inc.
Centered around Project-Based Learning curricula and real-world problem solving, the MakerSpace will also foster the remaining 4 C’s that Wye River promotes throughout its curricula with vigilance. They are creativity, critical thinking, character and cosmopolitanism.
Wye River positions the MakerSpace as another one of many approaches the school uses to develop our student’s evolving Executive Function skills. By providing a motivating platform, MakerSpace expects and promotes time management, prioritizing, teamwork and leadership, also hallmarks of the 12 Demonstrations of Learning.
The Middendorf MakerSpace will open with the following opportunities:
Garment Design and Construction
Soldering and Metalworking
Laser Cutting and Engraving
Woodworking and Basic Carpentry Skills
The program will follow a curricula with measurable student outcomes embedded and monitored throughout a yearly plan of instruction. Students will have opportunities to inform their own goals and interests. Access to the MakerSpace will be through dedicated classes as well as through cross-curricular planning with all Wye River content teachers.