Catawba County Schools Utilizes Makerspaces To Inspire Critical Thinking

By John Bailey, Hickory Daily Record

Balls Creek Makerspace Robert Reed Photo

Learning by doing and unleashing imagination is what educators are hoping makerspaces in their buildings will do for their students.

It’s a trend that started in 2013 and is beginning to gain traction nationally with local schools like Bunker Hill High, which recently opened their makerspace and Balls Creek Elementary, which is going into its second year.

“It’s an area where kids can come and make and create things but they can also learn and investigate,” Bunker Hill Media Center Coordinator Rebecca Porter said. “We’ll have tools and resources they can use to make a project for one of their classes, especially if they don’t have the supplies they need at home, like a hot glue gun.”

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