Over the last decade, WIS teachers have been deeply involved in bringing maker-centered ideas and methods into their classrooms, starting in Early Childhood and continuing through the Upper School.
Maker-centered learning looks different in each class; it can be creating stop-motion videos to emphasize conservation, deconstructing a three-dimensional globe to make a two-dimensional map, or using everyday objects in a diorama to demonstrate a deeper understanding of a play.
Harry, Grade 8
Both WIS campuses have dedicated maker spaces: the Alan Reese Design Lab on the Tregaron Campus, and the Lasseron Design Lab at the Primary School. While maker-centered learning often happens in regular classrooms, these spaces offer teachers and students different resources to enhance learning.