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A time and space where children explore the unknown, take risks, and create items beyond their imagination…Jackson Academy is launching a new program to encourage innate creativity in young children.

Today’s learner uses a more active form of thinking than previously stated in Bloom’s Taxonomy, which organizes intellectual behavior into tiers of learning. The updated Bloom’s Taxonomy hierarchy of learning mirrors the needs of today’s learner (shown below).

224da25f-a936-4c15-8589-36d91cbeeedfThe Maker Movement is a unique combination of artistic expression, technology, and primitive craftsmanship. Learning by doing or “making” has been happening from the beginning of time, and this movement is making a comeback. Maker Station Saturdays will be set up quarterly for all students across the metro area. This will be a time where children gather and celebrate the inventor inside, yearning to be discovered.

Come join us for a day of pure, creative fun and opportunity that lies just beyond the edges of our minds. Each Saturday will be a Maker’s Station where children will problem solve their way though small projects to be shared and tinkered with for days beyond.

Saturday No. 1

Mystery Box-Robotics
Saturday, October 15

Come join us for a day of creative mystery as students design an array of robots:
Bristle Brush Bot, Jigglebot, Bumper Bot, and last but not least, Waterbot. Students will spend their day tinkering and adjusting to create unique designs that they can race and that will entertain them for hours, far beyond camp.

Place: JA Cafeteria
Time: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cost: $75 (made payable to JA)
Ages: Students in grades one to six

To sign up, view the flyer and fill out the application form and return to Beth Murray-Wilson. If you have any questions contact Beth Murray-Wilson at bmurray@jacksonacademy.org.

Saturday No. 2

Go Cart Go
Saturday, November 12

Future engineers will create a freestyle go-cart that can navigate a student created obstacle course! Once their go-cart is complete, campers will compete in a final race. Campers will also design a rubber band  flyer, dabbling in the dynamics of propulsion.

Come join us for a day of pure fun as you take apart and put together while creating something new!

What to bring:
• lunch and drink
• paper towel rolls
• old computer or appliances
• boxes of any type

Place: JA Cafeteria
Time: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cost: $75 (made payable to JA)
Ages: Students in grades one to six

To sign up, view the flyer and fill out the application form and return to Beth Murray-Wilson. If you have any questions contact Beth Murray-Wilson at bmurray@jacksonacademy.org.

Saturday No. 3

Marble Run
Saturday, February 11

Come join us for a day of exploration as we create marble runs. Students will work collaboratively to build wet outdoor runs, shoe box runs, and also a “sound run” where tunes are created by the moving object. You don’t want to miss out on this Maker Station!

Time: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Place: JA Cafeteria
Grades: First-Sixth
Price: $75

For more information, contact bmurray@jacksonacademy.org or download the Maker Station flyer here.

Saturday No. 4

April 8: “Light Bright”