Maggie's STEM Lab Is Now Open At Farrand Elementary
Farrand Elementary School students now have a dedicated space filled with robust equipment and flexible furniture to engage in hands-on STEM practices thanks to the generosity of those who donated to the Maggie Kathleen Furlong Memorial Fund held with the EEF. The Furlong family wanted to support a project in a school that Maggie attended and reflected her strong love of Math. Such a project was found in the creation of "Maggie's STEM Lab".
Staff at Farrand Elementary in coordination with Plymouth-Canton Community Schools’ curriculum and technology specialists were able to convert an unused
computer lab into a STEM Lab with flexible learning zones. These zones allow for individual, partnering and small group lab work. The lab was designed and organized by a team that included Farrand teachers and media specialist, student leaders and district experts. The goal is to allow team-focused learning and creativity to occur in this space, equipping students with the tools and resources they need to master the STEM concepts.
An open house for donors who supported the Fund was held on on Monday, November 11
. Students and teachers that were on the design team were there to demonstrate the equipment and were the first to work in the Lab. The Lab was officially opened to students and teachers the following day.
The project was also supported by the Bosch Community Fund. They generously donated iPads, iPad cases and a charging cart to help equip the room with 21st century technology.
The Fund will remain open at the EEF to allow for the repair/replacement of equipment and consumables. Donations can be accepted on-line by clicking