Makers & Methods
A design workshop for Upper School 2 students to plan, iterate, and innovate their ideas, while learning about standard maker tools. The foundation of technology use at Mirman is to see students become producers of technology, as emphasized by creativity and innovation. Makers & Methods is about embracing the complexity of tinkering, playing, experimenting, expressing, iterating and collaborating - from process to product. At the beginning, students will use a “station rotation” model to learn skills in woodwork, soldering, sewing, manual tools, and 3D modeling/printing (SketchUp, 123D Design, Fusion 360). Later in the school year, the Lab will serve as a workshop for integrated assignments and project-based development.
Objectively, students who take this class will:
- Learn and use tools native to the Innovation and Design Lab.
- Discover and inquire about tools that we use to build and construct.
- Exploit new digital tools to make, share and drive the prototyping process.
- Infuse a do-it-yourself (DIY) style of collaborative learning and teaching.