Teachers Named Ambassadors for Innovation


credit: Nick Carnes

Five Utica Community Schools teachers have been recognized as Classroom Maker Ambassadors for the "Makerspaces" program that creates a learning environment to support innovation in students.

A Makerspace is a hands-on program that creates a creative space where students can design, experiment, build and invent as they engage in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).

The selected statewide group of educators will provide the students the tools and environment nececssary for the success of the students.

As Classroom Maker Ambassadors, teachers participate in professional development events focused on Maker-style learning, such as Engineering, 3D Printing, Coding, Digital Creation, Connecting Makers to Assistive Technology, and many others.

The five Classroom Maker Ambassadors chosen through the Regional Educational Media Center Association of Michigan include: Helena Foust-Mantel, of Burr Elementary; Mike DeLorenzo, of Morgan Elementary; and Michelle Rizzo, of Ebeling Elementary. Courtney Conley, of Crissman Elementary and Jacqueline Zawierucha, of Beacon Tree Elementary School were ambassadors last year and will be part of the training to expand the current Makerspaces in their media centers. Read the Entire Article


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