MT. LEBANON SCHOOLS · 2017
Hoover Elementary’s Matt’s Maker Space is an extension of the school library, used by students on a weekly basis as a part of their library class and in conjunction with core classes like reading, math, science, and social studies. Their maker space is split into a low-tech making area and a high-tech computer area, with tools to help students do engineering design challenges, coding, CAD, media and video production, and literature-based creative projects.
It was transformed in the summer of 2016, painted and decorated with artwork created from upcycled materials. One of the focal points of the space is a wall hanging with industrial metal text of the engineering design process, encouraging students to keep at the iterative process of creation, and reminding them that imperfection is okay.