This year’s parent’s fun night will be a 90’s House Party theme. Join us Saturday, March 11 at The Beach House Restaurant for food, drinks, dancing and a silent auction fundraiser. Funds raised will be used by the Cordova Bay PAC to create a new Makerspace for students at Cordova Bay Elementary. Tickets are $40 per person in advance or $50 at the door. Tickets include includes entry and food. Purchase tickets through www.healthyhunger.ca
We are actively seeking donations for the silent auction as well as sponsorship for this event. Donations could be in the form of goods, services, gift cards, etc and any size, small or large is welcome. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details on sponsorship opportunities see our Sponsor Form.
Makerspaces are in-school learning spaces that offer tools and resources for students to tinker with a mix of traditional technologies, such as cardboard, wood, recycled plastic or fabric – and more cutting edge technologies – such as 3D printers and scanners, robotics, laser cutters, open-source computers, microcontrollers, and sensors. (Source: edcan.ca: How do Makerspaces heighten student engagement?).
Makerspaces engage students to learn in and out of school by providing opportunities to:
- Develop skills through solving problems and thinking creatively.
- Learn through play at their own pace by developing self-confidence.
- Deepen what is learned in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) classes by making connections with real-life tasks and problems.
- Explore their interest and develop creative solutions to real-world problems, showing that solving complex social issues often requires multiple skills and people.
- Develop intergenerational relations and build communities through activities that draw from community expertise and build shared goals.
- Develop collaboration skills and teach others what they learn, so that children can understand that they can take on a variety of roles.
- Develop fine motor skills through using manual tools.
- Learn by trial and error, take risks, and persevere in challenging situations where they feel supported in “getting their hands dirty.”