PREPARING TODAY’S STUDENTS FOR TOMORROW’S OPPORTUNITIES
Beginning December 2018, the Creator Studio after school program will be open to children ages 10 through high school on Sundays 12 pm to 5 pm, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3 pm to 7 pm. Because of our generous benefactors, the SPARK! Creator Studio is offered free of charge.
The SPARK! Creator Studio will provide middle and high school students a collaborative workshop environment where they can use a wide array of tools and technologies to build, invent, create and problem-solve. This program combines the equipment of a MakerSpace, technology of a Computer Lab and materials of a Tinker Studio.
The concept of the educational makerspace is part of a long tradition of constructivist thought in education which emphasizes the importance of hands-on learning for children. To be prepared, today’s students need to not just consume technology, but also create with it. They need skills represented by the creative process which SPARK! defines as Inspiration with Collaboration and Iteration leads to Innovation. Educational makerspaces with their emphasis on design challenges, adult mentorships and hands-on learning promote all of these important skills.
In Creator Studio, students will be trained to use a variety of analog and digital tools, attend skill-building workshops led by professionals, artists, artisans and engineers, and engage in self-selected and self-directed projects based on their strengths and interests.
We ask that all parents review and sign the below agreements with their child and commit to participating in this wonderful creative opportunity.
For more information, call SPARK! 214-421-7727