Makerspace

The CIS Makerspace concept started in August 2016 as a pilot project for students in Grades 7 and 8. It was designed to encourage innovation and to actively engage students in the use of technology (both high tech and low tech) to solve problems.

The CIS Makerspace provides hands-on creative ways for students to design, experiment, and invent as they engage in science, engineering, and tinkering.

The program has expanded to include the Junior Division (Grades 4-6). We plan to integrate new technologies such as 3D printing, Makey Makey, laser cutters, 3D scanners, CNC and more projects that help students make the connection between academic learning and real-world situations.

Makerspace programs are driven by the principles of project and inquiry-based learning.