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Maker Day at Paulo Freire

September 14, 2016

Wednesday, 9/14/16,  is our first ever Maker Day.  We are all very excited to explore a wide-range of equipment and tools ranging from a 3-D printer to a lathe. Students will be in teams with other students from both schools. Some of the groups will work at the University campus, some at the Downtown campus, and some at the Valdez library.

What You Need to Know About Wednesday’s Maker Day

1. On Friday (9/9/16) students were put into one of the nine groups.  Every student got either their first or second choice.  The groups are sewing, coding, Raspberry Pi, Arduinos, 3-D printing, scroll saw and chop saw, drill press and lathe, and hand tools.

2. The students who are in scroll/chop saw, drill press/lathe and hand tools will be bringing home a permission form on Monday.  Please sign and return the form on Tuesday.

3. If you have any materials or supplies or expertise that you think might be helpful to any of these groups, please let us know.

4. Students should wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable, maneuverable clothing.  Downtown students who usually get the school lunch will have access to a prepared sack lunch.  All other students should bring a packed lunch that does not require the use of a microwave.

5. Students will be dismissed at 1:45 from their home campus, as usual.

Maker Day, this Wednesday, 9/14/16, is the first of a series of one day thematically intensive learning days that we will have this year.  They are intended to expose students to learning that they may not otherwise get to experience.  For Maker Day, we have the added goal of learning about tools and technology which can be used throughout our STEM project-based curriculum.

untitledPlease let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

If you are interested in knowing more about why we are having a Maker Day at Paulo Freire – please be sure to watch ‘School of the Future’ on PBS at 9:00pm later that day (on Wednesday evening 9/14/16).  Click on the photo to view trailer.


September 14, 2016
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