"The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge." ~ Seymour Papert
Birdville ISD is launching a Makerspace initiative to promote a strong student centered and interactive environment, providing exploratory and active learning experiences. Through the process of guided discovery learning activities, learners encounter real world scenarios incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) subjects, systems thinking, critical thinking, and design thinking. Students apply hands on techniques to design, build, and create learning artifacts to share or publish to a larger audiences. Birdville ISD is dedicated to developing innovative thinkers who engage in natural curiosity, explore, engage in risks, and identify solutions from past mistakes. Elementary and middle school students incorporate a four workstation project based learning method during Makerspace to think like an artist, scientist, engineer, or journalist using challenge cards connected to curriculum content.