Introducing The Cell…
After winning a grant through the Student Innovation Fund (created by our new Strategic Plan
), a team of students and faculty are transforming the office space between Mr. Michael Valenti’s room and Mrs. Jen Toner’s room into a Biology Makerspace.
Makerspaces provide a unique opportunity for students to utilize hands-on, personalized learning to develop science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and entrepreneurial skills. Students have the chance to use their creativity and tailored learning techniques to modify existing ideas or create new concepts, procedures, or goods. Within the spaces, teachers aim to create stronger connections with classroom content. Makerspaces provide students of all academic backgrounds with the resources to turn their ideas into realities. Equitable access to learning is showcased since every student has access to the same physical and digital equipment to create new projects.
Within the lab, look for dedicated
- biochemistry space (with a whiteboard wall, new biochemistry equipment, and biochemistry kits),
- ecology space (with aquaponics and a terrarium ecosystem), and
- bioengineering space (with Arduino microprocessors).
This renovation will be completed over the summer. Thank you in advance for investing in our students.
About The Charter School of Wilmington
Mission: The mission of The Charter School of Wilmington is to inspire and prepare highly motivated students to thrive both individually and as responsible global citizens through world-class science, mathematics, and technology education.
In 1996, The Charter School of Wilmington opened its doors as one of the first independent public charter schools in the United States. We offer a college preparatory program with a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics focus.
The Charter School of Wilmington is committed to creating a welcoming culture and inclusive environment that reflects and supports the diversity of our community. We support a school environment free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, or disability.