Our proposal is to offer a transition model to motivate both students and teachers to be able to utilize the new Applied Skills curriculum at the grade 6, 7, 8 and 9 levels.
The intent is to set up a “Maker” style classroom that involves design and production in a wide range of materials using not only “state of the art” technology such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and robotic modules, but fundamental materials and tools to explore “hands-on” for entry level grade 8/9 students.
Moreover, to develop an opportunity for feeder schools to use the facility either during the school day or as a club option after school. This will be aimed at grade 6/7 teachers who would like the support and resources to bring in the “maker” concept to their classrooms or library. D.W. Poppy High School would act as a “go-to” resource for ideas and materials in developing the elementary level programs.