Thinkers and Tinkerers Show Off Projects at PDS Maker Faire

Thinkers and Tinkerers Show Off Projects at PDS Maker Faire

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 3:09pm
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On April 20, PDS was introduced to the “Greatest Show and Tell on Earth” at our first ever Maker Faire, a celebration of innovation and creativity. PDS boys were encouraged to embrace the maker movement and make a project at home to showcase on this night. Whether the project involved science, engineering, art, technology, food, games, or crafts, if a boy made it, he was invited to show it off at the Maker Faire!
Over 100 boys accepted the call to participate in the Maker Faire. With a mentor guiding their work, the boys became designers, inventors, and tinkerers. During the event, spectators engaged with the participants to learn more about each individual project. Not only was this a night to view special projects that were already constructed, families attending the event were able to purchase dinner from local food trucks and participate in several activities too. We were excited to invite students from the West TN STEM Hub to lead a water filtration project, and we were also grateful for a local business, The Art Project, for joining our event. If you missed out on attending this year’s event, don’t worry! This combination of food trucks, friends, and fun will certainly be featured again next spring. Start thinking now about the projects that are yet to be designed! Here's a video project Wills Frazer, a 4th-grade student created using stop-motion and Legos: [How to Survive a Day at PDS](https://vimeo.com/215689884)

How to Survive a Day at PDS from PDS Tech Help on Vimeo.

Last modified on Wednesday, 03 May 2017
Laura Glenn

Laura Glenn serves as Head of the Elementary School at Presbyterian Day School (PDS) in Memphis, TN, one of the country’s leading independent schools for boys.

Laura began her career at PDS helping in the Admission office before becoming an assistant teacher in the Early Childhood Division. After teaching 1st and 3rd grade at other area independent schools, she returned to PDS in 2006 to teach 1st grade.

Laura earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and a Masters degree in Teaching from The University of Memphis. Laura has a reading specialist certificate from Christian Brothers University and has participated in Project Zero, an advanced training program based out of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. A lifelong learner, Laura is devoted to the development of a multi-sensory classroom.

Her passions outside of the classroom include international travel and cheering for Memphis sports.

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