Midway Middle School Makerspace
Huckabee and Midway ISD re-imagined Midway Middle School’s library, creating a makerspace, STEM lab and learning center in the heart of the campus. The center, now called “The Studio,” features more than 10 zones that can be used for pre-making, making and post-making activities. . . or, researching projects, developing projects and reporting out findings. The Studio can fit up to four classrooms, each participating in separate activities.
Several spaces, like the STEM Lab and multi-purpose classroom, have movable walls to manage privacy needs. Couches, tables and touch-down areas are connected to charging stations. Soft seating offers comfortable spaces to read or socialize. And huddle rooms provide students a quiet space to work. Other elements include a learning stair, drop power, tilt-top tables, high-top tables, writable surfaces and touch-screen work stations. The project is part of a district-wide initiative to help students prepare for the workforce and college, starting with the introduction of project-based learning techniques in elementary school and increasing in intensity through middle school and into high school.