Gilbert Community School District is preparing to welcome all students back to their classrooms on August 27, 2020 using appropriate COVID-19 mitigation strategies. We will be working closely with Story County and IA Dept. of Public Health as well as following recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Our planning also provides options for on-line instruction, should the need arise due to health concerns related to COVID-19.COVID-19: Return to Learn, Communication & Summer Resources
Gilbert Intermediate Makerspace
What is it?
The makerspace provides students with hands on and creative ways of learning. It can encourage students to design, experiment create and think outside the box.
A peak inside:
The engineering Process:
Our goal for the students to achieve while in the makerspace is to:
- What are the problems?
- Brainstorm ideas
- Gather materials needed
- Test it out
- Think about what you made
Words from our teachers:
“I think it is beneficial to the students learning because they are interacting with the content that is being taught. This also provides creativity they didn’t know they had and students love sharing with each other on what they created, along with providing suggestions.