In the 2021-22 school year, EEF provided a $3,500.00 grant to McCornack Elementary to purchase materials for a STEAM makerspace. The makerspace gave students the opportunity to learn collaboratively about science, technology, engineering, arts, and math concepts in ways that are best suited to their individual learning styles. Due to the overwhelming success and popularity of the makerspace, EEF granted an additional $5,000 to McCornack for the 2022-23 school year to purchase additional supplies for the space, making it more accessible to a greater number of students and providing more learning opportunities to reach a diverse range of abilities.
The makerspace continuously proves to be a worthy investment of grant dollars. Students are excited about learning new skills, working collaboratively with students they normally would not, and have even extended their learning outside the classroom and into the home!
“We saw kids grow and work together and all try new things. We even saw kids who liked some of the new tools and resources so much, parents said they asked for their own sets at holiday time!”Kate Wagoner, 2nd grade teacher at McCornack