Rose Drive Roadrunners are makers, dreamers, and thinkers

Rose Drive makerspace club.

This school year, Rose Drive Elementary School created a Makerspace & STEM Club in order to expose upper grade students to the design thinking process and to practice hands-on learning focused on student centered inquiry. Fifth grade teacher, Mike Fredstrom, leads the club after school.

Students have had the opportunity to create an upcycled robot, a rocket, a paper bridge, and multiple podcast recordings, as well as learn about coding utilizing Spheros.

In addition, students were also able to interview a civil engineer and learn real world applications in constructing bridges.

“Our Makerspace lab is a great place where young students have an opportunity to explore their own interests, learn to use tools and materials, both physical and virtual and develop creative projects,” shared Kathleen Escaleras-Nappi, the school’s principal. “Roadrunners are makers, dreamers and thinkers, and we learn by doing!”

2 Comments on "Rose Drive Roadrunners are makers, dreamers, and thinkers"

  1. GREAT JOB, ROSE DRIVE STUDENTS!! Thank you, Mr. Fredstrom!
    Also Rose Drive students are so lucky to have Mrs. Nappi as principal! She’s A+ excellent!!

  2. Dave Friedrichs | February 2, 2019 at 10:47 am | Reply

    This is fantastic preparation for future Makers, Dreamers and Thinkers. It’s a pleasure to work with such talented and hardworking teachers like Mike Fredstrom.

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