C076 RT7 | Makerspaces & Career Labs: Creating K- 12 Innovative Connections

  • Room: R5 Second floor
  • Session Number: C076 RT7
Wednesday, January 25, 2023: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM


Lead Presenter
Ginger Christian
Assistant Professor Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
East Tennessee State University
David Little
Sulphur Springs Elementary School


TABLE 7:  This session highlights the transformation at Sulphur Springs School from a traditional model to a school of innovation. Learn about our journey in a K-8 school, from one Makerspace to a school-wide initiative where teachers have expertise in coding, robotics, digital arts, and STEM labs. Our Title 1 School, partnered with a federal STEM. LD grant and worked with the high school to take PK-8th teachers on field trips to learn about college and career technical classes and weave access to early CTE (Career and Technical Education). Students are invited to investigate new fields like artificial intelligence and coding robots through an eight-year lens. Join our journey from trauma to hope and healing. This model provides a new way of thinking about designing time with students to dream about what I want to be when I grow up.



  • Leadership Round Tables (45 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership