The Makerspace at ICS is a place where students explore their own interests, utilize a variety of tools and materials, and develop authentic projects.  Learning in the Makerspace offers students an opportunity to collaborate, communicate, think critically, and express themselves in a creative way.  A Makerspace is about turning knowledge and skills into action!

Our Makerspace encourages a growth mindset, continuous learning, and independent thinking.  It is about teaching and learning that is focused on student-centered inquiry and the Design Thinking process.  This is not the project done at the end of a unit of learning, but the actual process and purpose of the learning.  At ICS, our Makerspace provides an authentic connection between grade-level content, the Our Ways Teaching and Learning Framework™, library/media, inquiry-based learning and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math).    

ICS middle school students utilized their electives class in Makerspace to build a prosthetic leg that they could walk on. For people with limb loss, prosthetic devices improve quality of life by providing movement and independence.

If you have questions about the Library or Makerspace, please contact our Library Media Specialist, Amy Zembroski, at azembroski@ics-edu.org or 414-525-6100.