Makerspace Furnishings for 21st Century Skill Development
The skills needed in today's workforce are vastly different than generations before. The rapid advance of technology, a global economy and more complex problems has helped drive how education has evolved. Students now engage in hands-on learning, where critical thinking and problem-solving skills are developed. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts are applied where students work to make a digital or physical product.
The intersection of STEM curriculum and hands-on experiences occurs within schools in areas called makerspaces. These spaces serve as a platform for exploring, learning, collaborating and sharing through a wide range of activities, tools and materials. They are spaces where ideas are transformed into finished projects.
Makerspaces are either incorporated into an existing learning environment, like a classroom, or have a separate space. The dynamic nature of a makerspace means they are messy and loud as students tinker and build. This project-based learning necessitates furnishings that can stand up to the demands of innovation and creation.
School Outfitters has an entire selection of makerspace products and furniture to create the ideal space. From laptop storage carts, whiteboards and storage to science equipment, coding kits and 3D printers. We even have our exclusive Creation Station workbenches and shelving kits designed for makerspaces. All have a heavy-duty steel construction, are easy to assemble, plus expandable to adapt to any project.
Whether you are new to the maker movement or looking to expand your current makerspace, School Outfitters has the products, services and expertise to bring your ideas to life.