Ernest Morrow Jr High
Ernest Morrow Jr High is located in Southeast Calgary providing a Wide variety of exploratory courses (Robotics, Computers, Instrumental Music, Leadership, Dance, Drama, Art, Creative Arts, High Performance Fitness, Outdoor Education, Digital Photography, Social Justice)
with a Strong focus on athletic and extracurricular programs
The monies will support Ernest Morrow School by creating authentic, hands-on learning opportunities for students with different learning styles with the development of a Maker Space. The creation of a Maker Space would allow us to address several areas of learning as well as personalizing learning for students with greater need. A Maker Space is a space in the school that allows students to gather around a “real world” problem. “What does sustainable agriculture look like?” How does a dam work and what impact does it have on an ecosystem?” The students are then engaged in design-thinking through hypothesizing, exploration, and experimentation where students are given the materials to achieve a common goal requiring collaboration around that real-world problem.
Students are also involved in decision-making as well as an evaluative process regarding the decisions they make. For example, a Maker Space would allow students who traditionally do not have access to materials to engage in design-thinking and innovation. This allows these students the opportunity to develop skills to adapt to a world in which technology will replace many jobs they have traditionally had access to.