CFS MakerSpace Site for NSF Grant Investigating New Literacies in Maker Spaces
Cambridge Friends School, in partnership with learning scientists from TERC, Tufts University, and the University of Tennessee, has been awarded a multi-year Research in Service to Practice grant from the National Science Foundation. The research project, Investigating New Literacies in Maker Spaces, will investigate new literacy practices within and across a number of different maker spaces that serve adult, high, school, and middle and elementary school-aged participants. Part of the work will be to develop a common protocol, including tools and methods, for documenting, describing, and understanding literacy practices in maker spaces. In addition to the Cambridge Friends School MakerSpace, sites include Artisan’s Asylum, Sprout & Co., Somerville STEAM School, and The South End Tech Center.