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'Maker's Laboratory' Opens at Ripley Central School

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    Alexis Margolin



As a part of the school's implementation of the EL model, Ripley Central School in Ripley NY recently renovated their technology lab to open a new Maker's Lab. On their recent visit to the school, Ripley Central School Board of Education members had a chance to explore and learn more about the school's vision for the space as they were led on a tour of the lab by a group of eager students. 

"The lab is part of the district's venture into Expeditionary Learning, an approach to education that strives to link real-world issues to project-based learning.

The district has begun to implement various aspects of Expeditionary Learning immediately after Ormsby, curriculum coordinator Erin Wheeler, instructional coordinator Michelle Helmer, and ELA head Karen Kondrick took a four day trip to the Expeditionary Learning National Conference in Boston and four more days in Albany at the New York Network Team Institute."

Read the full article Westfield Republican article here