• Full STEAM Ahead!
    Mobile Makerspace CartMobile Makerspace Cart

    Bringing Life to Learning


    Exploration is the foundation of learning. Our Full STEAM Ahead mobile makerspace is designed to inspire creativity and build problem-solving skills in individuals of all ages. Focused on the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM), our mobile learning space brings life to learning.

    Sitka Schools has a well-developed Fabrication and Design Lab (Fab Lab) and an award-winning Robotics program at our comprehensive high school. A need was identified to bring this engaged, purposeful, irresistible learning to every student in the district, as well as create a feeder program for the Fab Lab and Robotics program. Thus the mobile makerspace cart was created.
    Focus Activities:
    • Coding
    • Electronics
    • Using recycled and found objects

    Creation Process:

    • 2015-16: Design Team [2 Space Designers, 1 Researcher, 1 Student, and 1 Administrator]
    • 2016-17: Launch 1 mobile makerspace cart to stay at a school 4-6 weeks at a time with Support Team [1 Sitka Winter Fellow to person the cart, 1 Researcher, 1 Student, and 2 Administrators]
    • 2017-18: Create mini mobile makerspace carts at elementary and middle schools, and place main makerspace cart at alternative high school with Support Team [1 Sitka Winter Fellow to person the cart and 2 Administrators]