Published : Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | 3:17 PM
Mayfield Junior School is committed to providing the best learning environment and resources for today’s student. This summer a classroom has undergone an “innovation renovation” to become a center for design thinking and constructivist learning – the MJS D-Lab. The D-Lab will be a multi-functional, flexible space designed to encourage, supply and display student creativity. With writable walls, industrial lighting, adjustable furniture, durable flooring and easily accessible power supplies- the D-Lab will be a maker’s dream equipped for multiple types of projects. Within the workspace a curated collection of tools and materials from advanced laser cutters, 3D printers and a touch-enabled interactive projector to power tools, sewing machines, textiles, hammers and presses will allow students to experiment, develop new skills and follow a passion.
The D-Lab will be a defined space for all grade levels (K-8) to tinker and create while enhancing the current academic program. Teachers have seen how hands-on, authentic learning experiences, embraced over the last few years, promote creativity, collaboration and problem solving. The D-Lab will stimulate imagination and provide real experiences for students to gain the skills and confidence necessary to navigate future challenges.
Mayfield Junior School, 405 South Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 796-2774 or visit www.mayfieldjs.org.